... had two rings near the muzzles to sling it by. This piece is formed of thick plates of iron, hooped. The second piece, also with rings, is a culverin, and quite perfect ; it is formed of bars of wrought iron, hooped together. The third and fourth... A guide to Woolwich - Page 40edited by - 1841Full view
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...perfect ; it is formed of bars of wrought iron, hooped together. The third and fourth are chambers, and supposed to be charged with gunpowder ; they are of...of granite, one of sand-stone, and others of clay, iron, and lime-stone. " It is evident," says an authority on such subjects, " that these are the earliest...