From:South Georgia Museum
Name/TitleWhale oil sample
About this objectSample of whale oil in a glass jar. Cork bung with wax on top and cardboard tag tied to bottle with string. The oil has separated and there is sediment at the bottom. The tag has been typed. Tag has been signed by the 1st mate and the chemist from the station. Taken from the transport ship "Orwell" at Husvik in April 1953. The labels indicate the amount of free fatty acid.
Place MadeHUSVIK, SOUTH GEORGIA
Medium and MaterialsGlass, oil, wax, card, ink, string
Inscription and MarksPosition 1: On cardboard tag; Method: Typed; Content: ‘Topp mid tog bunnprøve av / Orwells tank b.b.4 / 3417 fat / hvalolje kval . J. / % f. f. s. 1, 54. / Farve. 35 gul, 9, 3, rød. / Husvik den 12/4_53. / (signed) / 1. styrm Kjemiker.’
MeasurementsH. 130mm x Dia. 63mm
Subject and Association KeywordsHUSVIK
Subject and Association Keywords"Orwell"
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