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The British Whaling Trade$
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Gordon Jackson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007398

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007398.001.0001

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Chapter 11 Advances in Oil Technology

Chapter 11 Advances in Oil Technology

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The British Whaling Trade
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Gordon Jackson

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007398.003.0011

The rapid expansion of whaling in the decade before the First World War occurred because, after a century in which whale oil had been gradually ousted from its traditional uses, modern science gave it a new lease of life. Whale oil creased to be an elementary product, fit only for burning and other lowly uses, and became, under the influence of chemical technology, a multi-purpose raw material for modern industry. As a consequence whaling was faced with quite unprecedented demands for oil (output, for instance, rose from 47,387 tons in 1909/1910 to 134,000 in 1913/1914)...

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