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Vintage BLACK POWDER SPLITTING WEDGE. Marked: HUTCHINSON MFG CO. on the wedge edge. Has remnants of original paint.
This older blasting tool was used by driving the wedge end into a log or stump, placing a fuse in the hole in the side and black powder in the tube, and lighting. The powder would ignite, and the resulting percussion would cause the wood to split.
•CONDITION- Vintage, used. Remnants of paint, surface rust, soil, wear. Selling As Is, As Found- we've done no cleaning. To see details and evaluate condition for yourself, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS BELOW as they are a large part of the description. If you still have questions, please ask, and we'll do our best to answer them!
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We describe items to the best of our ability, and try to provide detailed photos. Any flaws we know of will be presented in the description AND/OR in photos. Opinions presented in the description are just that-our opinion- yours might be different. In the end, it's your responsibility as a buyer to make your own evaluation of the item and condition and to Ask Questions if you need to-we're happy to answer them or to provide more photos if you need to see a different view . Please read the description, look at the pictures, and Ask Any Questions you might have-before you bid. We sell vintage, used items. Some wear can be expected, as well as surface dirt and dust, as we sell things As Found.
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