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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 113
Object name: Lantern
Title: Lantern
Description: A lantern made by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). It was possibly used by Royds for reading the meteorological instruments in high winds.
Artist: Royds, Charles William Rawson
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 683.8
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT lanterns (lighting devices)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A tall rectangular wooden box with a glass window in the front. The box is nailed together, and the top and bottom edges are reinforced with strips of metal. There is a removable metal panel with a handle which slides out of the back, and there are ventilations holes in the top panel. Inside the lantern is a metal cylinder to take a candle, and lots of wax.

  • Width: 123mm, height: 500mm, depth: 129mm
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)