Nodule of Iron-Pyrites, eider-down for tinder, and

Nodule of Iron-Pyrites, eider-down for tinder, and dried moss to convey the fire from the eider-down; used by the Eskimos of Smith's Sound, North Lat. 79 degrees; collected by Mr. J. S. Warmbatt, during the Peary Expedition of 1898-1902; the stone used with the pyrites was not brought away. Greenland.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/136
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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