Title: Some Weapons of War as Improved by Recent American Inventors
Author: Wallace A.Bartlett
Description: Brown cloth boards stamped in black with gilt lettering on the front. Boards show some surface rubbing; the bottom edge and fore-edge show a few spots of fraying or slightly exposed board. Pages clean. Illustrated frontispiece and about forty diagrams (several are full page). 98 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches.
Functional descriptions of specific improvements made to a variety of weapons, ranging from armored ships to revolvers. These inventions were made, more or less, between the years 1860 and 1882. In most instances the inventor is identified.
Contents: Torpedoes; Armor and Armored Ships; Heavy Ordnance; Small Arms; Attachments (bayonets), Zalinski's entrenching tool, etc.); Revolvers; Machine Guns.
William A. Bartlett (1844-1908) was a Civil War veteran, author, printer, businessman, and philanthropist. With Edmund Zalinski he co-invented the dynamite gun which was used on the cruiser USS Vesuvius during the Spanish-American War. During the Civil War he spent seven months imprisoned at the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond; after securing his release he was assigned as an officer to the 19th United Stated Colored Regiment. Between 1873 and 1887 he served as an examiner for the U.S. Patent Office. With his particular interest as a former sharpshooter, he decided on the merits of all inventions relating to weapons of war which came before the Patent Office.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: [National Republican Press]
Keywords: military, inventions, armored ships, machine guns, small arms, revolvers, torpedoes, rifles, Benjamin Hotchkiss, 19th century, guns, weaponry, Civil War, Indian Wars,
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