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.
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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109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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