Cooker and pannikin with handle.

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Circa 1960s
Cooker and pannikin with detachable wooden handle. Stamped Sigg- Switzerland.
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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. Neil and Pearl Hamilton lived at 12 Peterborough Street, Christchurch and had a running feud with the building of the George Hotel. 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. He also worked as a ski instructor both in New Zealand and overseas, was involved in the 1960s Winter Olympics, was a sports reporter (of winter sports) as was Pearl Hamilton, and worked with Edmund Hillary in Nepal.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 210 x 120 x 65mm (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 9/16")
Diameter x Length: 30 x 460mm (1 3/16 x 18 1/8")
Dimensions (Dia x Thickness): 40 x 145mm
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