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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Supported by a hexagonal (6-sided) base, the font of this whale-oil lamp is decorated with lyres or harps. When in use, the font was filled with fuel, in this case whale oil, and a wick inserted to light. Whale oil burned brightly and cleanly, unlike grease or fat, but was more expensive than other fuels.


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Whale-oil Lamp

date   c. 1840
height   10.75"
process/materials   glass
item type   Household Goods/Lighting Device
accession #   #1977.26

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