antarctic-item-003fluted-metal-bottle500x483 This vessel is one of my favorite Antarctic discards for its shape, color, material and texture. It's also among the most mysterious. Any labels and markings are long gone, leaving only a threaded opening as a clue to its past life. I'll venture to guess that it was a fuel bottle, a standard piece of equipment past and present for use with liquid- fuel stoves or motorized apparatus in the field. This decades-old item was found at Marble Point by camp manager "Crunch" Noring who's contributed many other exquisite items to this project. Thank you once again sir!

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