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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ascorbic acid tablets

Accession no.: N: 94b
Object name: Ascorbic acid tablets
Title: Ascorbic acid tablets
Description: A square brown cardboard box, inside which is a cardboard packet wrapped in cellophane containing 20 'redoxon' ascorbic acid tablets, manufactured by Roche Products Ltd. of Welwyn Garden City. The manufacture of redoxon started in 1934, and it was first used in the polar regions in 1935, making it no longer necessary to take concetrated fruit juice to prevent scurvy.
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Polar regions
UDC 612.329.01
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

inner packet: A thin rectangular cardboard tube wrapped in cellophane. The packet is white, with text printed in red on each side, top and bottom, and the number '307058' over-printed in black. The tube presumably contains 20 tablets containing 50mgm of ascorbic acid.

outer box: A square brown cardboard box, with a lid which comes completely off. Stuck to the lid is a handwritten paper museum label, covering a printed paper label on which only 'ELLIOTT & SONS, Ltd., Barnet, England.' is visible.

  • inner packet: Width: 72mm, height: 16mm, depth: 16mm
  • outer box: Width: 92mm, height: 28mm, depth: 92mm