Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WISE CRACKER Wooden Twist Action Nut Cracker, Orig Box!

WISE CRACKER Wooden Twist Action Nut Cracker, Orig Box! - eBay (item 310024644921 end time Feb-25-08 18:29:02 PST)

This wooden nut cracker has a gold sticker label on the bottom that's marked, "Wise Cracker, Inc., P.O. Box 1142, Leonard, TX 75452-1142, (903) 0010, Patent #4,944,219." It comes in the original box that says it's "Handcrafted in the U.S.A. It's Simple! Safe! Easy to Use! Fun for Everyone! Makes a Great Gift!"

One side of the box shows the two-step process for cracking nuts.
  1. Hold "Wise Cracker" with narrow end in the palm of your hand, drop nut down between rods.
  2. Twist opposite ends until rods contact nut. Then give a quick, sharp twist! Remove the cracked nut. The meat remains in one piece.
The box gives a recipe for Fresh Pecan Pie. The back says, "'Wise Cracker' requires less effort than conventional nutcrackers. It allows you to shell a large quantity of nuts quickly, safely, and with less fatigue!" Features:
  • Made of solid hardwood with urethane retainers
  • Material and Workmanship are guaranteed for life
  • Cracks Pecans exceptionally well
  • Easy twist action cracks the nut, leaving the meat intact
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Fun to use. Everyone wants to try it!
  • It is designed to crack Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Hazel Nuts and English Walnuts.
  • (It is not designed to crack Hickory Nuts or Black Walnuts)
The nut cracker seems new. The box has slight dents, light soiling, and some fly speck stains.

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