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Naval Ordnance Practice Logbook

Auction:
2900T
Lot:
1182
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Naval Ordnance Practice Logbook, Experimental Battery, Washington Navy Yard, 1857-59, manuscript logbook detailing the testing and practice of iron and bronze American Dahlgren naval cannon, shot, fuzes, and equipment as well as tests of carriages for specific ships including the USS Pensacola; includes sketches of targets, and projectiles, a detailed report on bursting of a 64-pounder gun on July 14, 1859 includes sketches of the burst gun and resulting damage to its carriage, 280 pages with index, ht. 11 3/8, wd. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

Cannon, Coastal artillery, Dahlgren, Dahlgren gun, Explosive weapons, Fuzes, Naval artillery

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