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Methyl bromide opener

Date: 1900 - 1950 | Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
During the early twentieth century, farmers began using chemicals, including methyl bromide, to clear their seed beds. This opener used a simple clamping mechanism. Inside the aluminum ring is a sharpened tube that punctured the seal of a bromide canister. The tube seen on the outside hooked directly into a hand-held sprayer. The accompanying video describes the item. Date approximated. more...
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