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July 15, 2009

Antarctic Item 033


This week I’ll be posting found Antarctic objects of a mysterious nature. Their purpose may once have been indicated by labels, connecting parts and context, but their isolated and weathered state now recasts them as curiosities appreciable for shape, color and texture.

If you happen to know what the items are or just want to venture a guess, drop a comment. I like to think of this one as a hybrid of a buckle, can opener, and emergency shoe horn.

Filed under: Items Reclaimed from the Ice — mbartalos @ 11:34 am


  1. James Weddell’s Antarctic carrot peeler.
    Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd’s shaver.
    Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen’s lange unterhosen buckle.
    Erich von Drygalski’s long lost ice skate adjustment key.
    James Clark Ross’s aft sail trim hook.
    Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink’s gef├╝llte fish can opener

    Comment by Christoph Hitz — July 15, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

  2. I prefer to think of antarctic heros both donning and adjusting their ice skates with this interesting find, but again it is a possesion of the once omnipresent Jamesway. This clip attaches the blanket to the box/floor.

    Comment by Travis — December 3, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

  3. Thanks Travis! You know about Jamesways… are you MCM carp shop crew with James Roemer?

    Comment by mbartalos — December 10, 2010 @ 12:19 am

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