Presto’s Products Shoot a Lot More Than Salads

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Wisconsin’s National Presto Industries, known to the public for making Salad Shooters and Fry Daddies, has a dark side that it doesn’t advertise.

The Eau Claire-based company produced artillery fuses during World War II, artillery shells in the 1950s, and during the Vietnam war, from 1966 to 1975, manufactured more than two million eight-inch howitzer shells and more than 92 million 105mm artillery shells.

These days, it’s 40mm cannon rounds.

More here from Steve Burns of Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.

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