Antique Oil Tin Nye's Sperm Whale Oil
Here is an antique Nye's sperm whale oil tin, that measures approx. 5 & 1/2 inches tall. It has the original label, which identifies it as " L- #3, Delicate Machinery, Wm. F. Nye, Inc., New Bedford, Mass. U.S.A." It has a picture of a sperm whale being harpooned, titled " The Capture".
It is in excellent, all original condition, with virtually no rust. The label has a very small scratch through the "E" in "Delicate", and has typical darkening and light soiling from the oil, but is other wise in excellent shape, with no edge chips or loss, and is guaranteed to be original to the can, which is of the very scarce "cone top" type. The lid unscrews easily, and there is perhaps 1/4 a teaspoon of whale oil still present.
If you like unusual antique oil tins, or if you collect whaling items, then this is an excellent example that would be nearly impossible to upgrade.
Packing and shipping are free for this item, within the Continental U.S. Insurance, if desired, is extra.
Accepted payment methods: U.S. Postal money order, or Personal check, (takes seven business days to clear). Sorry, no credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, or electronic payments.
Contact info: Bob Grabosky.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 167, Foxboro, MA. 02035-0167