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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 170
Object name: Dipper
Title: Dipper
Description: A metal dipper from one of the water barricoes of the James Caird in which Ernest Shackleton voyaged from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).
Classified name:
SPRI theme domestic equipment
Current place name Southern Ocean > South Atlantic Ocean
UDC 664.9 : 656.19
Geographic UDC (*82)
Getty AAT dippers (serving utensils)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A cylindrical metal tube, made from a sheet of metal, seamed along its length, and with one closed end. There is a lip around the open end, with a short slit in one side.

  • Length: 203mm, diameter: 36mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance) (1914 - 1916)