Invention for Improvement in the Construction of Ordnance

Invention for Improvement in the Construction of Ordnance

Description (Brief)
Ericsson’s improvement in the construction of ordnance was one of many inventive achievements, including the design for the battleship U.S.S. Monitor during the American Civil War. In 1863 he was granted a patent for this improved gun carriage. It allowed the cannon to recoil backward in its tracks when fired and was made to be worked by fewer hands within a confined space such as a gun turret.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1864
patentee
Ericsson, John
maker
Ericsson, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19.5 cm x 21 cm x 30 cm; 7 11/16 in x 8 9/32 in x 11 13/16 in
ID Number
AF.252590
catalog number
252590
accession number
49064
patent number
41208
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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