A bazooka rocket shell manufactured at the Carvel Hall factory in Crisfield, Maryland. This shell was found in the basement of the donor’s mother’s house.
Carvel Hall was founded in 1895 by Charles D. Briddell in Crisfield, Maryland. What began as a modest blacksmith shop making carts, farm equipment, and crab and oyster harvesting tools, became a thriving business. During World War II, Carvel made machetes and over 2 million bazooka shells for the war effort. Soon after the war, the company became world famous for its Carvel Hall steak knife.