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A fine and rare unopened bottle of whale oil circa 1875 distributed by Ezra Kelley (1798-1895) of New Bedford, Mass.


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Antique Scrimshaw and Whaling Items


Inventory ID: 17018

Item Title:

A fine and rare unopened bottle of whale oil circa 1875 distributed by Ezra Kelley (1798-1895) of New Bedford, Mass.


Item Description:

A fabulous small (2 1/2" )untouched bottle of whale oil circa 1875 with its original cork and wax seal. Kelley is credited with discovering that oil from the whale's jaw and head would be ideal for use in watches and sewing machines.


Price: SOLD

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