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This sale is for a Antique "Hercules" Blasting Machine
This Antique Detonator Measures 15"1/2 inches tall to top of plunger handle x 8" widex 6"1/2 deep.
This machine is in as found condition and it will light you UP!
It is made of a heavy thick oak construction with dovetail joint construction on the top and bottom pieces & the outer sides have solid brass screw's that are inset it the wood.. The handle is made of solid oak as well & on the steel part that has the teeth it has the number H 13674, It has the original leather strap that is screw to the top of this Blasting Machine, It is in very nice condition to be 200 plusyears old...
As for the brass top plate it has
"HERCULES" 50 CAP BLASTING MACHINEMAXIMUM RATING 50 ELECTRIC BLASTING CAPS WITH 30 FOOT OF COPPER
THAN IT HAS A PICTURE SHOWING HOW TO CONNECT THE WIRES THAN IT SAYS " CONNECT ONLY IN SERIES AS SHOWN "
THAN IT SAY'S TO FIRE RAISE THE HANDLEUNTIL IT STOPS: THEN PUSH DOWN QUICKLY WITH FULL FORCE.
HERCULES POWDER COMPANY INCORPORATED WILMINGTON, DELAWARE MANUFACTURED BY FIDELITY COMPANY, LANCASTER, PA
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING !!!
On Jun-12-11 at 19:36:52 PDT, seller added the following information:
Sorry for not realysaying straight outthat this Antique Detonatorit is still in working order.....
Thank You For Looking & have fun!!!