skip to primary navigation skip to content


You are not currently logged in

Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ration box

Accession no.: N: 1079d
Object name: Ration box
Title: Ration box
Description: A five man ration box, number 34. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.511
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An empty wooden ration box with a hinged lid (two hinges) and a metal catch on either side to hold the lid closed. 'MILK' is painted in red on the lid, and each end is marked in black with '34'. The box does not want to open.

  • Width: 360mm, height: 250mm, length: 525mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)