Confederate Time Fuze Adaptor for Spherical Projectile

Item: Confederate Time Fuze Adaptor for Spherical Projectile
Construction: Cast copper.
Use: To support a paper time fuze and to form 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: 1.23 inches. Length: 1.43 inches.
Condition:
 Excellent, excavated. Its surface has a predominantly green patina. A portion of its paper time fuse is still visibly lodged in place. The threads appear to be in good condition and, with some gentle cleaning, would likely screw into a shell. There are no cracks, breaks, dents, or repairs.
Recovered:
  Unknown 
Reference: Similar examples of this type fuze are pictured in:

  • "Artillery Fuses of the Civil War" by Charles H. Jones, page 38.
  • "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War" 1993 edition, by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George, page 448, cross section A.
  • "Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery with Supplement" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr., page 148, items 1-5.
  • "Field Artillery Ordnance 1861 - 1865", by Jack W. Melton, Jr., and Lawrence E. Pawl, page 46, #24.
  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch, page 117, item 2.

Scans of the above noted reference book pages are included in the additional images.

Comments:  This Confederate fuze adaptor for spherical projectile will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection. 


Product Code:
PC6262

Price:
$75.00

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ARTILLERY , NEW ITEMS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , CONFEDERATE RELICS

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