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Preserved meat sample from Franklin Expedition

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2036
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A sample of tinned meat preserved in spirit in a rectangular glass container mounted on a mahogany base with a brass plate fixed to the front. The brass plate is inscribed 'TINNED MEAT SUPPLIED TO THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION 1845. FOUND BY RESCUE PARTY ON A SLEDGE. TIN OPENED-APRIL 1926'. The tin was opened in 1926 by the Liverpool City Bacteriologist's Laboratory.
Date made 1845

Artist/Maker Goldner, Stephen
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials flesh; glass; mahogany
Measurements Overall: 114 mm x 137 mm x 85 mm
  • Preserved meat sample from Franklin Expedition (AAA2036)
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