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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 133a
Object name: Lantern
Title: Lantern
Description: A folding lantern with mica panels, used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). With a leather case (N: 133b).
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 folding metal candle lantern with mica panels. The back panel is solid metal, with a reflective oval disc on the inside and a cheese-grater like strip on the back (perhaps for striking a match); the front and sides consist of mica panels in a metal frame. The base is metal with a central hole, and the hinged lid is also metal, with a long handle. The lantern stands on four feet, two of which are formed by the bars used to hold the lantern together. The lantern is marked 'EXCELSIOR // PATENT'. The top and sides of the lantern are covered with some sort of residue.

Related record(s):
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  • Width: 90mm, height: 330mm, depth: 90mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)