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Object ID 1927.067
Object Name Fuze
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of A.J. Thompson
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1865
Description Archer's Safety Pin fuze that fits a Confederate 18 pound Mullane artillery shell. The fuze is made from brass and has a 1" long screw slot at the top. The threaded portion is 1 6/16" long with sixteen threads. The 5/8" high base has an iron pin instead of a threaded plug to contain the slider within the fuze body. There is still some cotton in the pin base area. There is a 1/8" diameter hole drilled through the body at 1 5/8" up from the base on one side.
Dimensions L-2.375 Dia-1.125 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions; the base has a diameter of 7/8"
Subjects Artillery (Weaponry)
People Thompson, A.J.
Search Terms Archer's Safety Pin Fuze
Artillery Shells
Mullane Shells
Civil War
Nineteenth Century
Material Brass
Event Civil War