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Bailing the Case


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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About this artifact

"Bailing in the case" of a sperm whale. A drawing from a french lithograph designed by B. Russell. This drawing depicts a whaleman standing on the head of a sperm whale in order to bail the spermaceti oil from it. He is using a case bailer to scoop out the precious oil.

W. H. Elliott

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