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The try-pots, generally made of copper, are huge cauldrons used to melt whale blubber. Set directly on top of the stone ovens, trypots are large enough to hold a significant amount of blubber.

After the fat has been rendered into oil, it is purified with water and poured into wooden barrels called barricas.


Date: Unknown

Origin: Unknown

Owner: Vieux moulin—Hydromellerie et miellerie. “Musée de la Neufve-France” private collection. Sainte-Flavie.

Illustration: Try-pot