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Antique & Vintage Hercules Blasting Machine, Gold Mining Detonator
This Antique Blasting Machine works. It has been cleaned up and serviced, but we have left the patina. Pull up on the handle and push down. You can hear the click, click, click. All parts are present. The brass name plate says, "Hercules 50 Cap Blasting Machine, Maximum Rating: 50 Electric Blasting Caps with 30 Foot Cooper Wires. Connect Only in Series as Shown. To Fire: Raise Handle Until it Stops, then Push Down Quickly with Full Force. Hercules Powder Company, Wilmington DE." A great piece of Western and Mining History, but I would avoid taking it to the bank with you.
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I am selling a large part of my brother's collection that he has put together for over 30 years, so please visit our store for many other great Western Collectibles we are listing weekly.
Our Yakima Canutt Hamley Saddle was featured on History Detectives in June of 2011 [Episode 901, Story 3 - Cannutt Saddle]. Yakima Canutt (November 29, 1895 – May 24, 1986) was a world class American rodeo rider, actor, stuntman and action director. Our saddle is now on display at Hamley & Co. in Pendleton OR. To learn more about our Yakima Canutt Hamley Saddle, please visit the History Detectives website.
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