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Christian Salvasen, a Norwegian company, established an Antarctic whaling business in the early 1900s. The company had offices in Bernard Street, Leith and a large whaling station known as ‘Leith Harbour’, in South Georgia. Leith whalers often returned from long voyages with carvings they made from the teeth and eardrums of the sperm whales they caught. The company ceased whaling in 1962.
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20th Century
h 150mm (h 5 7/8")
w 130mm (w 5 1/8")
l 72mm (l 2 13/16")
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