Graphic and dramatic label depicting a whaling ship and crew killing a sperm whale. Finger-joined wooden box with slide top including two sperm oil bottles, one with original label and the other with embossed side. As a result, it was used to lubricate fine machinery such as clocks, watches, and sewing machines from colonial times into the 20th century. Sperm oil was particularly prized as an illuminant in oil lamps, as it burned more brightly and cleanly than any other available oil and gave off no foul odor. It was also instrumental in lubricating the technology of the Industrial Revolution, used in steam locomotives and factory looms.
Here's an s Sperm Sewing Machine Oil bottle embossed in the glass that contained real sperm whale oil, which was used in lubricating machines, as well as gun oil, for bicycles, etc. Hand blown in mold Excellent condition with only one shallow sliver chip on very bottom surface.
Aarhus , originally Thalassa , was built in Hamburg, Germany. Construction began in and was completed by The ship was a Danish registered iron barque with a length of ft, a breadth of 23ft 6in, a depth of 17ft 6in and a tonnage of The ship was in use as a cargo vessel for all of its life, owned by J Hansen Christiansen Norby Frank at the time of the crash, with one other documented owned beforehand. The ship was captained by Mr Christian N.