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Clothes Brush

Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2113
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A clothes brush found with a skeleton on 25 May 1859, by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. The brush has a wooden back with an ivory veneer and may have been carried to remove snow from clothing.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials bristle; ivory; wood
Measurements 176 x 58 x 38 mm
  • Clothes Brush (AAA2113)
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