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Whale Oil


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

The William F. Nye, Inc., of New Bedford, Massachusetts, bottled these samples of the different grades of whale oil they sold. They are, from left to right:
1. Bleached Whale Oil
2. Crude Sperm Oil
3. Natural Winter Sperm Oil
4. Deodorized Viscous Sperm Oil
5. Natural Whale Oil
6. Crude Whale Oil

c. 1870

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