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Tea canister

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2131
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A tea canister collected by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59 It was apparently found near a small cairn, three miles north of Point Victory. The can is made of lacquered tin, with a rectangular body and a round neck with a cap. McClintock mentions that he 'brought away an empty tea or coffee canister'. Painted on the side in Royal Naval Museum white letters '(6) TEA CANISTER BROUGHT TO ENGLAND BY SIR F.L. McCLINTOCK. R.N. KNT. "FOX" EXPEDITION, 1859.'.
Date made Before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials tin; lacquer
Measurements 255 x 175 x 110 mm
  • Tea canister (AAA2131)
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