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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ration box

Accession no.: N: 1079e
Object name: Ration box
Title: Ration box
Description: A five man ration box, number 66. 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. The lid is printed in black with 'B.G.L.E. // SLEDGE RATIONS' and 'PEM' (pemmican) is painted below in red. The front of the box is printed 'TRADE MARK // LURALDA'. The ends of the box are stencilled with '66'. The lid is screwed shut.

  • Width: 365mm, height: 250mm, length: 525mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)