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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Beer bottle

Accession no.: M: 2011/6
Object name: Beer bottle
Title: Beer bottle
Description: An empty bottle of 'Arctica' pale ale with a picture of Tom Crean on the front, brewed and bottled for the Endurance Brewing Company by the Mercury Brewing and Distribution Company, Inc. of Ipswich, Massachusetts.
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 brown glass beer bottle. There is a paper label on the front with a portrait of Tom Crean, with the text 'ARCTICA // PALE ALE // ENDURANCE BREWING COMPANY // EXPLORE, CHALLENGE, DRINK GREAT BEER'. The label also summarises the events of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance). The bottom edge of the bottle is moulded 'N34 NO REFILL 09 MQ-1 33'.

  • Height: 230mm, diameter: 55mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Crean, Thomas ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance) (1914 - 1916)