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Powder case screw-plug

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2122
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A large brass screw, for screwing down the lid of a powder case, found by Lieutenant William R. Hobson at an abandoned camp site at Cape Felix, King William Island on 25 May 1859. It was collected by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials brass
Measurements 57 x 21 mm
  • Powder case screw-plug (AAA2122)
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