$249.50

SKU: US21607 Categories: , Product ID: 9488

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SHOVEL – EXPERIMENTAL: MARKED “SUB TARGET GUN  CO/ PATD” ON WOOD HANDLE. THIS SHOVEL WAS TESTED IN THE 1905 ENTRENCHING TOOL TRIALS WHICH EVENTUALLY LED TO THE ADOPTION OF THE T-HANDLED SHOVEL. EVENTUALLY PATENTED MARCH 10, 1908 BY BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE B. ELLIOT. I CANNOT GET IT TO OPEN – PERHAPS THAT IS WHY IT WAS NOT ADOPTED! RATHER SCARCE. MIGHT JUST BE GUMMED UP FROM GREASE INSIDE, EXC – HEAVY DUTY FOR SURE.