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Mason's Sperm Oil

"Superior to any other oil I have had the occasion to use, either for machinery or for burning..."

Trade catalog for a 19th century Boston sperm oil manufacturer; pages 8 through 26 consist of testimonials as to the worth of Mason's Sperm Oil. Remnant of a U.S. postage stamp on back wrapper.

Lewis & Durfee, formerly the New England Oil Manufacturing Company: incorporated in 1853;Office, 28 and 30 Canal Street, Boston, Mass.

Call Number: 2013 522
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