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Soup canister

Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2040
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Three cut-down soup tins used as beakers (one may be a billy can). They were probably found in an Inuit cache at Cape Maria Louisa by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79.
Date made 1845

Artist/Maker Goldner, Stephen
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials tin; iron
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