Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Description

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

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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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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984

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