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Meat sample from Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848
A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A sample of tinned meat preserved in spirit in a rectangular glass container mounted on a mahogany base with a brass plate fixed to the front. The brass plate is inscribed 'TINNED MEAT SUPPLIED TO THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION 1845. FOUND BY RESCUE PARTY ON A SLEDGE. TIN OPENED-APRIL 1926'. The item was previously in the collections of the Royal Naval Museum, Greenwich. The tin was opened in 1926 by the Liverpool City Bacteriologist's Laboratory.
Original size: 114 mm x 137 mm x 76 mm
- Image reference: L0228
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London