On the Water

Whaler's Chopper

After the whale skin and attached fat, together called blubber, was hauled aboard the mother ship for processing in large strips, it was chopped into small pieces with different tools to expose more surface area to the melting heat of the boiling oil in the try-pot. This chopper was one of those tools.

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2 1/4 in x 35 in x 8 in; 5.715 cm x 88.9 cm x 20.32 cm

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