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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Pannikin and cup


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Accession no.: N: 1121
Object name: Pannikin and cup
Title: Pannikin and cup
Description: An aluminium pannikin (1) and drinking cup (2) for sledging, which belonged to Lieutenant Charles Royds and was used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The initials 'C.W.R.R.' and the name 'Royds' are scratched on the base of each.
Classified name:
SPRI theme domestic equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 643.35
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT pannikins
Number of items: 2
Full description:

pannikin: A lightweight aluminium pannikin with a round and stepped base, inward-sloping sides, and a pouring lip in the rim. A strip of aluminium has been fixed to one side of the pannikin (to the left of the lip when looking from above) with three sets of two rivets to create two narrow loops, through which two metal rings are passed to form a handle which can be folded flat around the sides , and each metal wring has a piece of thin wire wrapped around it. The base is stamped 'C.W.R.R.' (Charles William Rawson Royds), and is also scratched 'Royds'.

cup: An aluminium drinking cup with slightly flared sides. The base is stamped 'C.W.R.R.' (Charles William Rawson Royds), and is also scratched 'Royds'.

  • pannikin: Height: 114mm, diameter: 101mm
  • cup: Height: 90mm, diameter: 99mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Royds, Charles William Rawson (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)
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