Among the favorite breakfast foods of the four Guernseys was “Larro”, a feed produced by the Larrowe Milling Company of Detroit, Michigan. In fact, the cows ate it up so fast that Mr. Cox had to send an emergency radiogram for an additional supply. Fortunately, a quantity was available for immediate shipment to Dunedin, New Zealand, and it arrived there in time to meet the Byrd flagship.
The accompanying picture shows, a truckload of “Larro” waiting to be transferred to the JACOB RUPERT at the start of the expedition. The feed is packed in 10-ounce burlap bags, all of which were closed on Union Special bag closing machines.
It is also interesting to note that other Union Special stitching accompanied the expedition to the Antarctic. Houses erected in Little America were insulated with products of Dry-Zero Corporation which used Style 12100 Z and Style 81000 A Union Special sewing machines to fabricate the insulation.
Another item was sheep-lined coats manufactured by the Borman Sheep Lined Coat Co., Inc. using Union Special Classes 1200, 6900, 12000, and 16100.
Just recently we have learned that the Expedition also carried with it some 50,000 pounds of Purina Dog Chow supplied by the Ralston Purina Co., of St. Louis. This food was put up in cotton bags which were closed with Union Special Class 14500 sewing machines.