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H4730 Unopened tin of tea, metal / paper / tea, used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctica, 1901-1909, made by Tower Tea Limited, England, 1895-1905. Click to enlarge.

Unopened tin of tea brought to Antarctica

Made by Tower Tea in United Kingdom, c.1900.

This unopened tin of tea formed part of the supplies taken on the ship ‘Discovery’ during Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904. A label stuck onto the bottom of the tin reads, ‘This Tin of Tea was cached by / Commander R.F.Scott during his / journey towards the South Pole in / 1902. It was recovered and brought / to New Zealand by the Shackleton / expedition in 1908, and was given / to my brother-in-law H.D.Aclands.’

The ‘RRS Discovery’ was the last w...

Summary

Object No.

H4730

Object Statement

Unopened tin of tea, metal / paper / tea, used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctica, 1901-1909, made by Tower Tea Limited, England, 1895-1905

Physical Description

Cube shaped tin of tea covered by a dark red paper label printed with gold text and decoration.

Dimensions

Height

115 mm

Width

115 mm

Depth

115 mm

Production

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Watson, 1946

Acquisition Date

1 April 1946

Cite this Object

Harvard

Unopened tin of tea brought to Antarctica 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 September 2019, <https://ma.as/240675>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/240675 |title=Unopened tin of tea brought to Antarctica |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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