25 September 2002
IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1914-1917 AND SHACKLETON-ROWETT QUEST EXPEDITION, 1921-1922
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. (MANUFACTURERS). NO. 250 'TABLOID' BRAND MEDICINE CHEST, EMPTY. 15¾ X 10½IN. (40 X 27 X 20.4CM.). A JAPANED SHEET-METAL (OVERPAINTED) MEDICINE CHEST, WITH HINGED LID IN TWO SECTIONS, EACH SECTION WITH ENCLOSED COMPARTMENT WITH FLAP LID, ONE LID WITH APPLIED METAL BRAND LABEL OF BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., PARCEL GILT METAL EDGE REINFORCEMENTS AND STRAPS, BRASS LOCK, THE FRONT WITH LEGEND 'SHACKLETON ROWETT EXPEDITION 1921' lettered by hand in red paint, with traces of overpainted legend beneath 'IMP[ERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION]'
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 (visible in Hurley's photograph of Ocean Camp, illustrated opposite) --Shackleton-Rowett Expedition, 1921-1922--Alexander Hepburne Macklin (1889-1967), and thence by descent to the present owners.
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