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Tin

AAA2275
Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2275
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. An empty Goldner soup tin made of iron plate, tinned and soldered, the outside surface painted red. Part of the label with instructions for preparing the contents still remains. A circular hole has been made in the top with a hammer and chisel. 'GOLDNER'S PATENT' is stamped on the base and two small holes have been punched in the side. It was found in an Inuit cache at Cape Maria Louisa by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. The surviving text of the label reads: 'CAN...The cannister... a saucepan with... and boiled about...opened and served...preferred the...turned into a saucepan...purpose...being heated...the but end...and cut it'. Heinrich Klutschak reported that an Inuk had told the expedition that he had cached these items under a rock for lack of transport but was unable to find them when he came back.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Goldner, Stephen
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials iron; tin
Measurements Overall: 120 x 76 mm
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  • Tin (AAA2275)
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