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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Nansen cooker


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Accession no.: N: 978a-e
Object name: Nansen cooker
Title: Nansen cooker
Description: An aluminium Nansen cooker in five parts: outer pot with lid (a), standard (b), outer cooker (c), inner cooker with lid (d) and cover (e).
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 643.35
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 7
Full description:

a: A large aluminium outer pot with lid.

b: An aluminium standard which consists of a circular domed dish with a central hole and three feet.

c: An aluminium outer cooker for melting snow.

d: An aluminium inner cooker with lid. The cooker has two handles on the sides which fold over onto the lid to hold it in place, and the lid has a central handle.

e: An aluminium cover consisting of a domed metal dish with a central hole and four feet.

  • a: Height: 390mm, diameter: 285mm
  • b: Height: 45mm, diameter: 360mm
  • c: Height: 180mm, diameter: 350mm
  • d: Height: 175mm, diameter: 245mm
  • e: Height: 70mm, diameter: 355mm
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