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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ration box

Accession no.: N: 33
Object name: Ration box
Title: Ration box
Description: A sledge ration box, number 7. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.511
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An empty wooden ration box with a hinged lid (two hinges) and a metal catch on either side to hold the lid closed. The lid is stencilled in black with 'B.G.L.E. // SLEDGE RATIONS', and painted in black with 'V' and in green with 'WANTED'. There is a painted grey patch on the lid, with 'B.B. ROBERTS. // BISHOPGARTH. // WOKING. // ENGLAND' painted in red. Each end is marked in black with '7'. There are the remains of paper carriage labels on the lid and the end.

  • Width: 360mm, height: 250mm, length: 525mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)