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Beer bottle

Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance)
Materials: glass, paper
Dimensions: 230mm (height), 55mm (diameter)
Date: 1914-1916
Ref no: M: 2011/6

An empty bottle of 'Arctica' pale ale with a picture of Tom Crean on the front, brewed and bottled for the Endurance Brewing Company by the Mercury Brewing and Distribution Company, Inc. of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Physical description:

An empty brown glass beer bottle. There is a paper label on the front with a portrait of Tom Crean, with the text 'ARCTICA // PALE ALE // ENDURANCE BREWING COMPANY // EXPLORE, CHALLENGE, DRINK GREAT BEER'. The label also summarises the events of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance). The bottom edge of the bottle is moulded 'N34 NO REFILL 09 MQ-1 33'.

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