Thermos; "Aluminium pur le grand tetras" brand

Aluminium thermos with screw cap cup with metal wire handle designed to hook onto pack. Red and gold shield shaped label on the side.
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Owned and used by John Neil (Neil) Hamilton, New Zealand (Canterbury) mountaineer who went to Antarctica with the United States Antarctic Program in the 1960s as a field support and guide for early scientific work in the Dry Valley's area. Hamilton also owned Snowline Sports, St Asaph Street, Christchurch and was a life member of the Canterbury Mountaineering Club and New Zealand Alpine Club. Hamilton was considered quite eccentric by fellow mountaineers and had a significant impact on Canterbury and New Zealand mountaineering over several decades. He was invited to work in Antarctica because of his mountaineering/outdoor survival skills.
Diameter x Length: 180 x 377mm (7 1/16 x 14 13/16")
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