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Barrel hoop fragments

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2087
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Three pieces of iron, found on Montreal Island by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. Francis Leopold McClintock and Johann Carl Peterson revisited this site on 16 May 1859. According to McClintock, Petersen found 'Two pieces of iron hoop and an iron hoop bolt' beside an inukshuk (one large stone set upright on top of another) on the east side of the island. The Inuit had probably moved the pieces of iron to this location from another site.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials iron
Measurements Overall: 12 mm x 63 mm x 228 mm
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