Early DeMoulin Bros. Exploding Spanking Paddle

   

This old novelty prank or frat paddle is about 75 years old. It measures 21 inches by 4 inches and has its original brass tag that reads, “Manufactured by DeMoulin Bros. & Co. Greenville, Ill.”. It takes “Black powder center fire cartridges” (primers?) that go off with a big BANG! when someone is swatted. These were used in side degrees conferred by Lodges in the early 20th century.

To see more Side Degree Paraphernalia made by this company (click here).

 

         

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