Hogshead Opener

Open sealed hogsheads of tobaccos using hammers, hatchets or wire clippers.

What does a Hogshead Opener do?

Opens sealed hogsheads of tobacco, using hammer, hatchet, and wire clippers: Removes nails from headbands and cuts metal band and wooden liner. Raises hogshead to upright position, using hoist. Cuts wire bands and remaining headband, removes head, and allows staves to fall on floor or cuts wire bands and lifts hogshead from packed tobacco. On patented hogsheads, cuts tie wire and headbands or removes pins from eyelets, catches sections of staves as staves fall from hogshead, and removes head.