Bronze Eprouvette Mortar

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Bronze Eprouvette Mortar

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Title:  

Bronze Eprouvette Mortar
Date:
C. 1816

Content Description: 

This eprouvette mortar was commonly used to test powder during the early 19th century when the quality and purity of powder varied greatly from batch to batch. If the powder charge was too great, the cannon might burst.

Physical Description: 

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0034

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