RARE ANTIQUE BLACK WALNUT TOBACCO SHREDDER. HAND HEWN. FORGED IRON. Ca late 1700s
MUSEUM-QUALITY - PIECE OF HISTORY - RARE- HAND MADE SO NO TWO ARE ALIKE. A HAND-HEWN, AMERICAN BLACK WALNUT AND FORGED IRON TOBACCO SHREDDER, LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IN A COFFER FORM. THIS SHREDDER RETAINS ITS WOOD AND STEEL CORE, WITH IRON HINGES AND TWO CLASSIC LOOKING LARGE HOOK AND EYE CLOSURES. THE LARGE IRON CRANK ARM HAS LOST ITS ORIGINAL WOODEN HANDLE - BUT THE STRONG IRON CRANK HANDLE IS STILL INTACT. AN UNKNOWN CRAFTSMAN HAND MADE THIS BEAUTY- A STURDY, WELL MADE METAL AND WOOD SHREDDER MORE THAN LIKELY OUT OF EAST COAST MATERIALS FOUND ON THEIR LAND - OR IRON PARTS FROM THEIR TOWN'S BLACKSMITH SHOP.
MEASUREMENTS: 16" WIDE X 10" HIGH X 10 DEEP. SOLID WEIGHT IS 24 POUNDS.
CONDITION:The strong iron wrap is all good, the crank works. The wood as can be expected has age marks- like scratches or dents from 200+ years of use and age. ALL OF THE METAL SPIKES/ SHREDDER TEETH ARE STILL THERE AND CONNECTED TO THE CENTER ROTATING CYLINDER. PLEASE ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Other Tobacciana".
The seller is "cheerystreet" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States