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  • Other titles
    inkstand made from rudder of Captain Scott's 'Discovery', Antarctic 1901
  • Description
    inkstand made from rudder of 'Discovery'
    inkstand marked: A PIECE OF THE RUDDER / OF THE EXPLORING VESSEL / DISCOVERY / CRUSHED WHEN SHE WAS DRIVEN ASHORE IN THE ANTARCTIC / 1901
    wooden inkstand with two glass ink bottles; stand made from a piece of the rudder of the "Discovery"; glass bottles with hinged silver lids engraved with expedition 'crest' - a garter bearing inscription: "DISCOVERY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1901-4" encircling illustration of penguin
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1972.107, 2005x2.222
  • Accession number
    1972.107
  • Accession date
    1972
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
Uncaptioned
Uncaptioned

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1972.107, 2005x2.222
  • Notes
    souvenir inkstand marked: A PIECE OF THE RUDDER / OF THE EXPLORING VESSEL / DISCOVERY / CRUSHED WHEN SHE WAS DRIVEN ASHORE IN THE ANTARCTIC / 1901
    bottle cap engraved with garter bearing inscription: "DISCOVERY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1901-4" encircling illustration of penguin

    Charles Reginald Ford (1880-1972) born in London joined the Royal Navy from school and served on several vessels before volunteering for the Royal Geographical Society Expedition to Antarctic. Following an interview by expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott, Ford was taken on to serve as a steward and assistant to Captain Scott, with the rank of Warrant Officer. He received his Polar medals in 1904, and in December 1906 was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, on the nomination of Sir Clements Markham, KCB.

    He later returned to New Zealand where he married, and studied architecture. In 1923 he moved to Auckland and formed a partnership with WH Gummer (Gummer and Ford). He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and also became closely involved with the Auckland Museum, being appointed as Honorary Curator of English ceramics.
  • Event
    • Jul 1901-Sep 1904
      Scott's First Expedition to Antarctica
    • Discovery Expedition Antarctic 1901-1904
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1901-1904
    1 January 1901 to 31 December 1904
  • Subject category
  • Culture
    unknown
  • Collection
  • Production
    unknown (woodworker)
    (Antarctica)
    Circa 1904
    Edward VII (1901-1910), House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • A PIECE OF THE RUDDER / OF THE EXPLORING VESSEL / DISCOVERY / CRUSHED WHEN SHE WAS DRIVEN ASHORE IN THE ANTARCTIC / 1901  (engraved)
    • cap engraved with garter bearing inscription: "DISCOVERY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1901-4" encircling illustration of penguin  (engraved)
  • Consists of
    • .1 - stand › wood
      1: wood .2-.3: glass ink bottles with silver caps
    • bottles › glass
    • bottles › silver
  • Dimensions
    (.1: 55mm x 270mm x 158mm (h x w x d) .2-.3: 65mm x 50mm x 50mm (h x w x d))
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Memorabilia (Classification)
    › Souvenir (Primary Term)
  • Classification Documents
    nomenclature
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    10 October 2005

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