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NH 95103 "Wrought-Iron Ordnance"

"Wrought-Iron Ordnance"
Title: "Wrought-Iron Ordnance"
Caption: Engraving from the English Magazine "Engineering", 13 July 1866, p31 showing types of reinforced heavy guns of the previous decade: #1: Blakeley Pattern of 1855-62, noting common breech fracture point. #2: Elswick-made gun, without interlocking coils, which blew out its breech at the point marked. #3: Lancaster & Hughes longitudinally strengthened gun, of atype commonly made in the mid - 1860s. #4: Original pattern of Armstrong Breech - Loader. #5: Improved muzzle-loader currently made by Elswick and the Woolwich Arsenal.
Catalog #: NH 95103
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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Original Date: Fri, Jul 13, 1866
After this Year: 1860
Before this Year: 1869
Original Medium: BW Photo
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