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Blaster's Friend

Blaster's Friend

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The inscription on this instrument reads “BLASTER’S FRIEND / NEW YORK BLASTING SUPPLY CO. / NEW YORK, U.S.A.” According to advertisements, the Blaster’s Friend was “invented for the sole purpose of Detecting Circuits, and testing Electrical Blasting Caps and Detonators of all kinds. It tests and O.K’s instantly and accurately each Electric Detonator before using; and also the entire blasting wire circuit before firing.” New it cost $8.50.
Ref: Ad in Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers (1915).
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blasters friend
overall in case: 4 5/8 in x 3 in x 1 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.7625 cm
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