Blubber Cookery

July 15, 2011   

The blubber cookery where oil was extracted from the whale blubber after being stripped off in large sheets. These sheets were winched onto the blubber plan in front of the cookery where they were cut into smaller strips and fed into a small hole in the wall at found level.

This was the entrance to a rotating cutter driven by a steam or electric motor.

This cutter minced the blubber into smaller slices which were picked up by a bucket conveyer and transported upwards into the cookers.

Each cooker (12 cookers in total) held 25 tons the blubber was boiled by piping in steam. The oil then went to a seperator plant to for further purification.

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