Wittemann Bros barrel marking tool.

A nice tool related to the wine and liquor trade came in this week, it was used to number wine and liquor barrels by hitting the barrel with the appropriate punch, the number facing the user correspond to the punch number facing down. Weighing about five pounds it took some muscle to use. Wittemann Bros was in business at 45 Murray street, Manhattan in the late 1880s. A fairly rare one available on this page.

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