You are bidding on a vintage black powder log splitter. This item should be used for a display and conversation item only. The safe use of this item is questionable. I do not claim that this is functional! It weighs about 12 pounds with shipping material and box. Its length is about 15" and the diameter is about 2". This item was purchased on an estate sale and I do not know any information with regards to its previous owner.
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Due to the interest and questions I have added 4 more pictures.
One is of the fuse hole.
Another is of the balancing point w the splitter's center of gravity is located. I assume that this hole had a chain attached to it so that the splitter could be carried and yet remain parallel to the ground. You can see that the spitter is balanced in the photo.
Another photo is showing the notched end. This is the end that was pounded into a log. I assume that the notches helped secure the splitter into place before the fuse was lit.