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Shells and Their Manufacture

Black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly magazine, issue of November 30, 1861, showing a series of scenes showing how shells are manufactured.

Caption: Shells and Their Manufacture – (See page 764 [for related story])

  • Plunger
  • Plunger and cap
  • Outside of shell before filling or covering
  • Section of shell
  • Shell and solid shot
  • Section of projectile showing insertion of lead
  • [Factory]
  • The Union shell
  • Pouring the lead

Source: Illustration from Harper's Weekly, November 30, 1861 page 758.

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Last Updated: December 19, 2011