Lifeboat ration biscuits; Carr & Co. Ltd., Carlisle / Ministry of Transport; SG...

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South Georgia Museum

Name/Title

Lifeboat ration biscuits

About this object

A tin containing lifeboat and raft ration biscuits. Tin unopened. In better condition than 1995.4.163.1
Collected from a beached lifeboat at Jumbo Cove, Busen Peninsula.

Maker

Carr & Co. Ltd., Carlisle / Ministry of Transport

Maker Role

MANUFACTURER

Place Made

Carlisle, Scotland

Medium and Materials

Biscuits, metal, canvas

Inscription and Marks

Position 1: On top; Method: Printed; Content: ‘LIFEBOAT AND / RAFT RATION / BISCUITS / TO / MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT / REQUIREMENTS / 48 BISCUITS 1 LB. / APPROXIMATE WEIGHT / PACKED’

Position 2: On top; Method: Stamped; Content: ‘8 /58 CARR & CO. LTD. / CARLISLE’

Measurements

H. 106mm; W. 200mm; Depth. 60mm

Subject and Association Keywords

LEITH HARBOUR

Collection

SALVAGE

Object Type

Maritime

Object number

SGHT.1995.4.163.2

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