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A whaling trypot.
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H3678|
|Description: A whaling trypot, which was used for rendering down blubber for oil. Once a whale was captured, the grueling process of cutting-in (flensing off the blubber) and trying-out (rendering the blubber into oil in the tryworks on deck) would begin. The pot would have been built into a whaling vessel. It is cast iron, and flattened on two sides. The trypot is inscribed "Johnson & Son Wapping Dock London". It was found serving as cattle trough near Faversham.|
|Creator: Johnson & Son|
|Date: c. 1805-17|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|