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Contribution box

Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)
Materials: wood > mahogany, metal, paper
Dimensions: 239mm (width), 360mm (height), 130mm (depth)
Date: 1901-1904
Ref no: Y: 2002/2/2

A carved mahogany contribution box for the South Polar Times, from the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

Physical description:

A mahogany box with a sloping lid and a hinged door (two metal hinges) on the front. There is a slot in the lid, and a keyhole in the door. The door is carved with a rising sun and 'SOUTH POLAR // * // TIMES // DISCOVERY // 1902', while the sides and lid are decorated with additional panels nailed in place. The front, sides and lid are varnished, but not the back. There is a luggage label stuck to the back, and four screw-holes in the back for mounting the box to a wall.

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