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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 941k
Object name: Ration
Title: Ration
Description: A glass tube containing an adexolin capsule, part of the daily ration used by sledging parties on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The total weight of the daily ration was 25.9 ounces, giving 4027 calories, and included one adexolin capsule per day.
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 664.9 : 656.19
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A glass test tube with a flat bottom and a cork stopper, containing a black tablet and cotton wool. A printed paper label on the side of the test tube reads 'Adexolin Capsule'.

  • Length: 63mm, diameter: 12mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)