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Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2276
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. An empty soup tin painted red with a small and a large hole in the top. The remains of a label are attached. Probably found in an Inuit cache at Cape Maria Louisa by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. Heinrich Klutschak reported that an Inuk had told the expedition that he had cached these items under a rock for lack of transport but was unable to find them when he came back. The label text reads: 'GOLDNER'S,,,GRAVY So...The ...put into...a saucepan whi... water and boiled about...s, then opened and...the ...may be turned into...for the purpose of being...a hole with the...insert the knife...W...& Co Printers.' 'GOLDNER'S PATENT' is embossed on the base. It was presented to the museum by Sophia Cracroft in 1892.
Date made circa 1845

Artist/Maker Goldner, Stephen
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials iron; tin
Measurements Overall: 102 x 76 mm
  • Tin (AAA2276)
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