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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Accession no.: N: 945
Object name: Horlicks tablets
Description: An empty short round tin originally containing 80 Horlicks tablets, manufactured by Horlick's Malted Milk Co. Ltd. of Slough and used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctica > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula
UDC 663.9
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A short round metal tin originally containing Horlicks tablets (now empty). The tin has a brass-coloured coating, and an opening around the side which when undone enables the lid to be lifted off. One side of the tin is embossed 'HORLICK'S // 24 // HOUR // MALTED MILK // RATION // TABLETS'. Stuck to the other side is a circular paper label with blue printed text.

  • Height: 24mm, diameter: 97mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)