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Will be listing a few things picked up at the Baltimore Show.

We were offered a 15" Army spherical shell. This is the type that took the wood fuse adapter and most if not all known came from surplus stocks at Bannermans. If anyones is interested in it for $1500, we'll get it and figure out how to meet up to deliver it. Absent a confirmed buyer we probably won't handle it as the hernia repair bills will far outweigh the few dollar profit we might make!

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U00752 - Very Nice Seacoast Water Cap Fuse Adapter

Item Number: U00752

Item Title: Very Nice Seacoast Water Cap Fuse Adapter

Price: $140

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Watercap

Shell Type: Cannon Ball With Tapered Fuse Hole

Thread Diameter: N/A

Thread Count: N/A

Book: Chuck Jones Page 6

Location Recovered: Unknown

Description:This is a really nice seacoast water cap fuse adapter for large cannon balls designed by Cyrus Alger. In 1840 Alger was looking to improve the effectiveness of the paper time fuses use on Naval shells. So he designed a brass version of the wood adapter with a threaded hole in the top that accepts a brass water cap cover to protect the paper time fuse that is under it but with small directed holes to allow the flame to light the fuse. It is a big piece of brass with great patina!

If not missing the water cap in the center it would be a $300+ fuse. I"m sure you'll like it.

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