Caustic pencil, Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, United Kingdom, 1910

Made:
1910
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Caustic pencil, in two parts that slot together. It is made of wood, is black in colour, and tapers to a rounded point at one end. Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, English, c. 1910.

Medicine chest by Burroughs Wellcome, style 251, supplied to British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. Contains 38 gutta percha bottles of various drugs and other items. Tabloid Brand Medicine Case for Sledge Service. This case formed a part of the Capt Robert Falcon Scott's Medical Equipment for the Antarctic Expedition of 1910. It was left at the foot of the Beardmore Glacier and was found buried in the snow at the until it was picked up in November 1912 by Dr. Atkinson.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1981-1007/3
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , 9.97kg
type:
caustic pencil
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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