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Naval Ordnance Practice Logbook

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


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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