Glass jar containing menthol cones

Made:
1910
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Translucent glass jar containing two rounded cones of menthol, and scrap of crumples paper. Sealed with a flat metal lid Labelled 'Menthol Cones'. 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
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
1981-1007/10
Materials:
glass and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , 9.97kg
type:
jar
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust