Item WC7 - Wm. F. Nye (New Bedford) “Clock Oil”.  1 oz Bottle

This small bottle of oil was produced by the Wm. F. Nye Oil Co. of New Bedford that pioneered the refining of Sperm Whale and Porpoise Jaw oils in the 19th Century.  These oils had properties of near constant viscosity over wide temperature ranges that well suited them for use in frigid environments (gun oils, clock oils, bicycle oils) as well as at very high temperatures (machine oils, sewing machine oils).  The clock and sewing machine oils were packaged in very small quantities like this example.  There is a loose piece of cork with the oil in this bottle, that appears to have been pushed through the mouth of the bottle, with another cork being substituted.  The oil, however, is clean and clear.  Good+


          Price -  $60.00

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