Water Bottle: Captain Cook and The Transits of Mercury and Venus in 1769

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Water Bottle: Captain Cook and The Transits of Mercury and Venus in 1769

High quality, stainless steel travel water bottle.

Inspired by Captain Cook's first voyage through the Pacific in 1769.

We carefully studied Cook's ship's log, marine chart and diaries. These gave us a wealth of ideas for our design.

The primary aim of Cook's first voyage was to observe the transits of Venus and Mercury past the sun. Timing these at several places was the first way to accurately estimate the distance to the sun. He observed the transit of Venus at Tahiti on June 3, 1769 and of Mercury at Mercury Bay on Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand on 9 November 1769.

Discover delightful details. See Captain Cook and the arched rock of Mercury Bay. See the path of Venus on an antique map of Tahiti. Admire a planetarium and orrery from the period (an orrery is a clockwork model of the solar system).

The finer details:

  • Made from stainless steel which is stronger and healthier than aluminium or plastic
  • Leak resistant screw top lid. Flip up sipper. Loop handle makes it easy to tie onto bags.
  • Drink while bottle vertical (no need to tilt)
  • Wide neck for easy filling and washing
  • Perfect size for carrying on a day out. 500ml / 17 fl. oz. 210mm high, 73mm diameter. 150g.
  • Hard wearing finish to the art work
  • Strong, steel construction. Extensively tested by our team whilst mountain walking, visiting the beach, shopping, flying and in school lunch boxes.
  • Stylish, environmentally friendly, minimal packaging avoids waste

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