This excavated Confederate copper time fuse adaptor is in excellent condition and was for use in spherical artillery projectiles. This fine artillery relic was acquired direct from the digger who recovered it decades ago from the Fort Brady area of Henrico County, VA. It was here that the Union Army engineers constructed a fortification overlooking the James River in late 1864 which prevented movement of Confederate gunboats. If you like that fresh out of the ground appearance, then is for you, as it has had little or no cleaning. What is even more amazing is the fact that a portion of its paper time fuse is still visibly lodged in place. This adaptor is constructed of copper which has a woodsy green patina. The two spanner holes visible on the top of the adaptor were used to screw it into the shell. A paper time fuse, of varying burn times, would be inserted into the larger center hole. The head of this adaptor measures approximately 1.25 inches in diameter and its length measures approximately 1.39 inches. The threads are in very good condition and this adaptor has no cracks, breaks, or repairs. It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.
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