Patent Model - Improved Mode of Mounting Ordnance

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Charles Brown (b.1796, d.1878), Patentee
Production date
Jul 17 1855
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Brass, iron
6 x 9 1/2 x 11" (15.2 x 24.1 x 27.9cm)
Brown's patent "relates to the construction of carriages for and method of mounting cannons and other ordnance in ships, forts, and land and floating batteries. Its object is to close, as nearly as possible, the ports or embrasures all around the piece, so as to prevent the entrance of an enemy's shot or other projectiles, and also to prevent the smoke being driven back in sufficient quantities to inconvenience the gunners and their attendants,..." (Patent Number 13,249)
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