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1855. Around 7" long:
1856. 60" tall:
1857. 42" long, submitted by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose of these solid brass rods:
1858. 6-1/2" tall:
1859. 5" long, another unidentified piece of hardware:
1860. 12" diameter:
1855. A Linstock that was utilized by the gun captain to ignite a cannon, it used a smoldering match rope that was soaked in potassium nitrate. It's missing its long wood handle.
1856. A Chandler & Price treadle operated press with which one man could print over 1000 pages per hour, c.1910.
1857. Propeller shafts for small boats:
1858. A fire grenade, it was thrown onto a fire, when the glass broke it released chemicals that would extinguish the flames.
1859. Haven't been able to verify any of the guesses on this piece of hardware:
1860. An anti tank mine:
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