This excavated Confederate copper time fuse adaptor is in excellent condition and was for use in cylindrical artillery projectiles. It was acquired directly 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. This adaptor is constructed of copper which now has a dusty 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 1.21 inches in diameter and its length measures approximately 1.82 inches. The threads, which measure the standard 12 threads per inch, are in very good condition and would likely screw into a shell with equally good threads. This fuze adaptor has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.
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