Tinned pemmican

Tinned pemmican used on Nares' Arctic expedition in 1875. The tin is square with curved edges, a separate lid and is half full of pemmican. The inside lid reads "PEMMICAN ARCTIC FOOD (8), and on the outside of lid under a coat of black paint is "Plain pemmican 16 lb". Pemmican is dried and pounded meat mixed with fat.

Object Details

ID: AAA4305
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Tinned pemmican
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1875
Exhibition: North-West Passage
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: Overall: 152 x 241 x 216 mm
Parts: Tinned pemmican

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