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Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Some remarks on Mr. Ressons observations on the uncertainty in throwing shells & attempts to remedy the defects that occasion this uncertainty

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00701 Author/Creator: Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 1777 Pagination: 9 p. : docket ; 33 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Technical treatise on various aspects of shells, including the casting of shells using the mold of an iron pot, fuse cases, defects in mortars, the size of powder grains, and other details. A separate page, number nine, is a drawing illustrating shell molds with an explanation for the figures on page eight. Measurements for page nine: 21.1 x 16.4 cm. Docket in Samuel Shaw's hand.

People: Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Saxe, Maurice, comte de, 1696-1750

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryArtilleryScience and TechnologyAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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