DeMoulin Bros. Exploding Spanking Paddle
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).