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Wedge for splitting logs

From the Collection of Numurkah & District Historical Society Old Bank Building cnr Melville and Knox Street Numurkah Victoria

Description
~ solid metal pointy wedge-shaped cylinder
~ metal cylindrical case, lid comes off, attached to lid is a long metal stick with a flattened end.
Size
both items: 15mm diameter and 95mm length
Object Registration
2019-165
Keywords
log splitting, barmah forest, wedge, gunpowder
Historical information
Wedge for splitting large logs in Barmah Forest. Wedge was put in log. Gunpowder from cylinder was placed in log and jammed down. Gunpowder was then lit and used to split open the log
Last updated
18 Dec 2019 at 11:34AM