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Gunner's Rule, by John Rowley, London, c. 1700

Inventory Number: 47160
Object Type:
Persons: John Rowley
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English gunnery scale or rule for use by artillery. Ivory, with silver cursor. Signed "I Rowley Fecit"; undated; c.1700.

The rule includes scales of elevation and distance for mortars, and the quantity of powder needed (from 13 oz. for a 6-inch mortar, to 31 lb. 4 oz. for a 20-inch mortar), together with scales marked,

"Height of Pieces ...
Powder for Proof ...
Powder for Service ...
Weight of Shott ...
Long Guns".
Primary Inscriptions: Signed "I Rowley Fecit"
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection

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