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Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    fork used during Captain Scott's 1901-1904 Antarctic Expedition (descriptive name)
  • Description
    fork from Captain Scott's expedition to the Antarctic, 1901-1904
    It belonged to C Reginald Ford, a member of the 1901-1904 Antarctic expedition
    silver-plated fork; flared end; one tine bent towards others
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1972.107, 26499.3, 1942.88, 1941.35
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
fork [26499.3] front view
fork [26499.3] front view


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1972.107, 26499.3, 1941.35, 1942.88
  • Notes
    Fork used on Captain Scotts expedition to the Antarctic by C Reginald Ford, a member of the 1901-1904 Antarctic expedition.

    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
    1 January 1901 to 31 December 1904
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    Oruba ([silversmith])
    Walker & Hall Ltd (silversmith)
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    Circa 1900
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › silver plate
    metal; silver plate
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 185mm
      (185mm x 25mm (l x w))
    • 0 - Whole width : 25mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 04 Tools & Equipment for Materials (Category)
    › Food Service T&E (Classification)
    › Eating & Drinking Utensils (Sub-classification)
    › Fork, Eating (Primary Term)
    › fork, table (Secondary Term)
  • Classification Documents
    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
    18 March 2002

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