Rare Antique Lion #1 Blasting Machine Mining Detonator!
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Extremely Rare Antique Lion #1 Blasting Machine Mining Detonator! I have been told that this relic is from the mid to late 1800's. This Blasting Machine was produced by Aetna Explosives Company, New York City and is labeled the "Lion No. 1".Made of wood and iron, with a heavy leather strap. This amazing Mining Era collectible is in excellent condition for it's age; the wood case has some cracks but is fully intact, The leather strap is somewhat worn but firmly attached, and the wood handle is great with no splitting. The pull works smoothly! Measures 11-1/2" tall x 8" deep x 5-1/2" wide. In searching I found a few similar items, however they are all numbered 30's and up, none by this manufacturer. As per request, I have added additional photos of this item, (one of each side of the machine). Thanks so much for your interest!