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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 748
Object name: Yeast
Title: Yeast
Description: A tin of dried medicinal yeast, supplied by the Distillers Co. Ltd. of Edinburgh to the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The expedition's daily sledging ration included 0.4 ounces of dried medicinal yeast.
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 615.472.1 : 91(08)
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A cylindrical metal tin with a circular lever lid. The tin has a brass-coloured coating. The lid is embossed '"D.C.L" // DRIED // YEAST'. Stuck to the side of the tin is a white paper label with blue edging and black text: 'DRIED MEDICINAL YEAST. // Supplied by // The Distillers Co. Ltd., // EDINBURGH.' The contents of the tin are still present.

  • Height: 100mm, diameter: 72mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)