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Essence of beef

Expedition: British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod)
Materials: metal, paper, food
Dimensions: 52mm (height), 55mm (diameter)
Date: 1907-1909
Ref no: N: 749

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).

Physical 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.'

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