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Wire cartridges

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2123
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. The remains of three wire cartriges, found by Lieutenant William R. Hobson at an abandoned camp site at Cape Felix, King William Island on 25 May 1859. The shot was found in the smallest tent which had presumably been occupied by the officers. It was collected by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials metal
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