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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Beer bottle

Accession no.: M: 2011/5
Object name: Beer bottle
Title: Beer bottle
Description: An empty bottle of 'Captain Oates' dark aromatic oat mild ale with a picture of L.E.G. Oates, brewed by the Brown Cow Brewery in Selby, North Yorkshire.
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
Current place name
UDC 663.5
Geographic UDC
Getty AAT bottles
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An empty 500ml brown glass beer bottle with a red metal lid. There is a paper label on the front and back. The label on the front bears a portrait of Captain Oates, with the text 'CAPTAIN LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES // 17 March 1880 – 16 March 1912' above and 'CAPTAIN // OATES // Dark Aromatic Oat Mild Ale // Brown Cow Brewery, Selby, N. Yorkshire' below. The bottom edge of the bottle is moulded '500ml 55mm 02.1641 A. 30'.

  • Height: 225, circumference: 70
Associated person(s):
  • : Oates, Lawrence Edward Grace (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)