Details about j-Vintage HUTCHINSON Black Powder Splitting WEDGE Tool-Log,Blast
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Jul 21, 2012 13:56:04 PDT
[ 13 bids ]
Eagle,NE, United States
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Vintage BLACK POWDER SPLITTING WEDGE. Marked: HUTCHINSON MFG CO. on the wedge edge. Has remnants of original paint.
This older 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, exhaust out the end, and the resulting percussion would cause the wood to split.
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On Jul-15-12 at 15:54:10 PDT, seller added the following information:
I've realized that my description of how this worked may not be entirely accurate- my reading suggested it would exhaust out the end, but this style has a Closed End... Will now leave the working descriptions to the experts. My apologies.