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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 107c
Object name: Biscuit
Title: Biscuit
Description: A sledging biscuit in a metal tin with a glass front. The biscuit was made to a special formula of Huntley and Palmers Ltd. and Edward Wilson for use during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 664.63
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A sledging biscuit in a square metal tin with a glass front. The biscuit is rectangular in shape and the surface is stamped with indentations and the maker's initials 'H&P' (Huntley and Palmers). The tin has a black and gold floral design. The base is stamped 'HUNTLEY & PALMERS // READING & LONDON // ENGLAND // BISCUITS'. There is a printed paper label stuck to the glass reading 'HUNTLEY & PALMERS', with 'Antarctic' written in ink below.

  • Width: 108mm, height: 32mm, length: 110mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)