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Cannon of Muhammed II, cast A.H. 868 (A.D. 1464): Enlarged view. Shewing [sic.] the manner in which the body of the gun and powder chamber are screwed together. They weigh, respectively 8 tons 16 cwt 3 qrs, and 9 tons 18 cwt [1860s], 1860 - 1869

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011A/29

Scope and Contents

273 x 195 mm. An accompanying letterpress reads: 'This great piece of ordnance formed part of the arsenal of the Castle of Asia at the mouth of the Dardanelles, and was presented to Her Majesty by Sultan Abdul Aziz Khan, 1866. It is now in the Museum of Artillery, Woolwich. Length, 17 feet; diameter of powder chamber, 10 inches; diameter of bore, 25 inches; weight, 18 tons 14 cwt 3 qrs. The stone shot each weigh 670 lbs nearly. An inscription near the vent states that the weight of the shot is 240 okes = 679 lbs, powder due 17½ okes = 49.5 lbs. Degrees, 3.'The photograph is probably by War Dept. Photo. Estab.

Dates

  • 1860 - 1869

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading in from edges.

Related Materials

For other photographs of the Cannon, see Y3011A/26-28.

General

SG.

Finding aid date

2003-03-26 17:07:13+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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