Watercoloured drawings of gun carriages and loading accessories, probably intended to illustrate an artillery manual

Object Title

Watercoloured drawings of gun carriages and loading accessories, probably intended to illustrate an artillery manual

Watercoloured drawings of gun carriages and loading accessories, probably intended to illustrate an artillery manual

Date

late 18th century

Reference

ART 16

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

1. Drawing of the wooden parts for a gun carriage for a heavy 12-pounder gun, labelled: 'b. Affut zu dem schweren 12 lbder.' 'Tab XVII. Fig. 54.',

2. Another, for a mortar bed, labelled: 'Das Holtzwerck zu der Affutirung der Moerser.' 'Tab. XX. Fig. 62, 63, 64.',

3. Drawing of a complete carriage for a heavy siege gun, with all parts and accessories, labelled: 'Von dem Beschlaege und der Machine zu deren Parc Stuecken.' 'A. Das Beschlaege derer Waende.' 'Tab. XXIV. Fig. 74.',

4. Drawings of details of mechanical details of 3, labelled: 'B. Die Construction der Machine der Parc Stuecken.' 'Tab.XXV. Figs. 75-89.',

5. Drawings of the axle and wheel of 3, labelled: 'Erklaehrung des Beschlages der Achse und Raeder derer Parc Stuecken.' 'Tab. XXVI. Figs. 90, 91.',

6. Drawings of loading implements and other accessories, labelled: 'Das Lade und Auslade Zeug, nebst ubrigen zubehoer.' 'Tab. XXX. Figs. 107-118.'

Extent

6 drawings

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

All 13 in x 19.5 in (34 x 49.5 cm)