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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Description of an artillery laboratory]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00542 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 3 March 1777 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21 x 16 cm.

Plans for an artillery laboratory with "room for 60 men to work," store rooms, "an air furnace," shops for fifty carpenters, forty smiths, twenty wheel makers, as well as tin men and harness makers, "in all about 200 artificers." Plans also call for barracks for the workmen, as well as an academy there for the study of gunnery, a powder mill and magazines full of arms and powder. Text lost at the bottom of the document.

[draft]
The Elaboratory in which shall be room for 60 men to work, [struck: and in the Wings there men] 4 Rooms for there [struck: men to Work in] [inserted: purpose] the Center and on the Wings, convenient [struck: Rooms] [inserted: stores] Rooms two Stories High - 60 by 30
An Air Furnass
Shops, for 50 Carpents - 40 Smiths 20 Wheelwrights - 10 Harness makers [Tin] men & [inserted: 20 armorers] in all making about 200 artificers
Barracks for the above Workmen
and also
Barracks for about 100 other men in which the Laboratory men are included - An Academy for Young Gentlemen to Study Fortification Gunnerys &c
4 Magazine for Arms -
2 Magazines at a distance from each other each to hold 2000 Barrells powder
Powder Mill
A brick House to [kiln?] cartridg in

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