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Case

Expedition: British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod)
Materials: leather, textile, metal
Dimensions: 95mm (width), 50mm (height), 120mm (length)
Date: 1907-1909
Ref no: Y: 2015/16

Instrument case from the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod). Leather, stamped BR. ANT. Ex. 1907.

Physical description:

A stiff brown leather case with natural fibre stitching. The case is shaped like an upside-down teardrop with a shortened tip. It has a folding leather lid which opens sideways, and is secured by means of a short leather strap and metal buckle which fasten over the top of the lid. There is a leather loop on either side and on the base of the case, perhaps to take a carrying strap. The front of the case is stamped 'BR.ANT.EX. // 1907'.

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