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Hemp brake historical cannabis marijuana farm tool 1860
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HEMP BRAKE Historical Cannabis Marijuana Farm Tool 1860
KENTUCKY PLANTATION HEMP BRAKE FARM TOOL FROM THE MID 1800'S
An authentic museum quality Hemp Brake from a Kentucky plantation dating back to the mid-nineteenth century. It is made of oak and it is about 66" long, 48" wide and 30" tall.
This is a rare hemp artifact. There are only a handful of these devices known to still exist worldwide, so don't let this "once in a lifetime" opportunity to add it to your museum or collection pass you by.
Several varieties of the hemp brake started appearing around 1837. A hemp brake was a manually operated wooden press of intersecting boards that would break the hemp stalks so the hurds could be removed. The operation consists of placing stems with the butt end first across the break, then lowering the upper boards by the handle, breaking the stems as the boards inter-mesh.
From the Revolutionary War to the Second World War, hemp was used for security. The Founding Fathers all grew hemp, and they urged their fellow Americans to do the same. Thomas Jefferson not only invented a hemp brake, but encouraged its cultivation for the "wealth and defense" of the nation. A much later administration encouraged extensive planting of Cannabis sativa, urging patriotic Americans to plant it from 1942 - 1945, implementing a "Hemp for Victory" campaign.
There are many reasons for reviving hemp, some which make even more sense in our world of security alerts and wars over oil.
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