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Memoir of the New Bavarian Field Pieces

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CollectionClements Library: James McHenry Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 26, 1799
Author Name Count Rumford (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Rumford describes the new Bavarian field pieces which were constructed under his direction. He explains various design elements, such as a mode of carrying the gunners, dual lines of sight, and modifications to the elevation machine.
Document Format Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Rumford to McHenry, 08/26/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford; late Elector Palatine Reigning Duke of Bavaria; Bavarian Artillery; ;
Related Places Munich; Brompton; ;
Keywords Bavarian Field Pieces; guns; six pounders; construction; horse artillery; lumber; ammunition wagon; safe and commodious seats; ash timber; springs; long chest; strong side braces; carrying the men; flying artillery; gun carriage; severe trials; new Bavarian carriage; collars of thick sole leather; pivot of the elevating machines; expedite the management of the gun; handspikes; ramrod; elevating screw; lines of sight; wheels; useless reinforced rings; ;
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