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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Essence of beef

Accession no.: N: 749
Object name: Essence of beef
Title: Essence of beef
Description: An unopened tin of concentrated beef essence made by Brand & Co. Ltd. It was part of the stores from the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod) and was brought back by the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 664.87
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Field collection:
Date 1910
Place Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A small unopened cylindrical tin with a key opening containing essence of beef. The sides and lid of the tin are wrapped in paper. The lid is printed: 'OPEN WITH KEY THUS // TURN TO RIGHT // BRAND & CO. LTD.'

  • Height: 52mm, diameter: 55mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod) (1907 - 1909)