Camp Tuto and Camp Century housed service members from the U.S. Army Polar Research & Development Center. Writing a book on the R.G. LeTourneau Overland Trains has taught me a great deal about how the United States pushed boundaries to learn about their new Arctic operating environment.

When I find relics like this on the internet, I tend to latch on and buy them. Aside from being ridiculously small, this Vulcan lighter captures a small, but distinguished piece of time.

The light logo says “Scientiae Servimus” on the bottom of the logo – meaning Scientists that Serve.