Patent Model - Improvement in Fuses for Explosive Shells
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Benjamin Sturtevant (b.1833, d.1890), Patentee
Jul 29 1862
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21 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 2 1/4" (54.6 x 41.3 x 5.7cm)
Sturtevant's patent "consists in an explosive friction apparatus, or combination of a plunger, a friction powder or composition chamber, a plunger-case, and a friction-tongue, the whole being constructed and arranged so as to be applied to a fuse-plug and its fuse..." (Patent Number 36,038)
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