A rear view of the outfit, showing the 7 hp. Briggs & Stratton gas engine, an unsplit block stop the wedge and a quantity of live-oak split pieces laying around fast as Tom is, he can't supply the machine with wood and cord at the same time. 6.50 X 13 ti
Shown in the rear of this photo is Thomas F. Tavernier, designer and maker of this machine. In this photo, the machine is shown in ''sitting position'' on ground. Courtesy of James M. Barnhart, 3746 Winter Garden Road, Orlando, Florida 32805.
A block is being split in this photo. The piston makes two strokes a minute, speed enough to slow down a fast worker, who must step lively to keep unsplit pieces supplied.