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tigue710

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never saw it, you'll get a better pic with a more subtle back ground. There is too much going on on the computer screen and it interferes with the embossing... what does it say?
 

cyberdigger

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I can't get any pics of this because it's too clear.. hey, does that qualify as an oxymoron? it says " HONEST MEASURE FULL 1/4 PINT NO DISPUTE ABOUT THIS" I want to let somebody else out there tell the story behind this depiction before I humiliate myself with my own theory! -Charlie
 

cyberdigger

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Here are a couple of images from which I think this bottle's rendition were inspired:

http://www.ub.uit.no/northernlights/eng/peary02.htm

http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blypeary1.htm
 

appliedlips

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That's a cool bottle you have there.

I got a giggle because we refer to the slick waranteed and guaranteed flasks as hysterical flasks rather than historicals.Yours is actually very historical.I would imagine it is fairly valuable also.
 

tigue710

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connecticut - nor cal
that is a very cool flask! There was actually a dispute as to whether he actually made it to the north pole, or just kinda took a picture at a random place, arranged his data accordingly and came back! I guess they almost or did get lost, and barley limped out of the arctic...

even today it is still disputed and I saw a show not long ago where they used the horizon in his picture to prove he was at the north pole. His original summit point is still lost, but the pole has traveled since then so it cant actually be tracked.
 

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