Item: Confederate Time Fuze Adaptor for Rifled Projectile.
Construction: Cast copper.
Use: To support a paper time fuze while also forming a tight seal. The two spanner holes, visible on the top of the adaptor and to either side of the center hole, accommodated a wrench used to screw the device into the shell. Once the adaptor was in place, a paper time fuze, would be inserted into the center hole.
Approximate size: Head diameter: 1.24 inches. Length: 1.86 inches.
Condition: Very good, excavated. Deep green surface patina. The threads appear to be in good condition with a small amount of soil and rust concretion. There are no cracks, breaks, dents, or repairs.
Recovered: Fauquier County, VA
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Comments: It appears that the threads of this adaptor are in good shape and, though not recommended, with some gentle cleaning of the debris it very well may screw into a rifled projectile. This adaptor was acquired directly from a local Virginia digger and it will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.
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