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Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2127
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A portable stove found by Lieutenant William R. Hobson at an abandoned camp site at Cape Felix, King William Island on 25 May 1859. The stove was probably made on board ship for use by sledge parties. It consists of a deep tray with a reinforced rim containing a small stove designed to hold a burner. Air holes are perforated in the base. The burner compartment has a door, now separated, with a catch made from a key. The stove is marked with white paint on the front 'PORTABLE COOKING APPARATUS FOUND ON THE NW SHORE KING WILLIAM ISLAND'. It has a broad arrow (government property) on the side. 'COOKING APPARATUS (1)' is marked on the base.
Date made 1847

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