Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum


This lamp was used to burn sperm oil. Oil from sperm whales burned cleanly without producing an offensive odor.

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  • Title: Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790
  • Creation Date: circa 1790
  • Subject Date: circa 1790
  • Location: Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Pewter
  • Dimensions: 24 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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