Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum)
This lamp was used to burn sperm oil. Oil from sperm whales burned cleanly without producing an offensive odor.
About This Item
- Title: Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790
- Creation Date: circa 1790
- Subject Date: circa 1790
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Pewter
- Dimensions: 24 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
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For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum)
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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