CDV & BOOKLET -- ADVERTISING HOTCHKISS PROJECTILES

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Item Code: 137-04

Extremely scarce and possibly unique items!

The first item is a Carte de Viste advertising Hotchkiss patent artillery shells. The photograph illustrates sectioned interiors and complete exteriors of various types of Hotchkiss projectiles. The card reads: “HOTCHKISS’ PATENT PROJECTILES FOR RIFLED ORDNANCE. HOTCHKISS & SONS 80 BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK. MANUFACTORY AT SHARON, CONN.” Nice border including fouled cannon barrels in corners. Image is clear with good contrast. Corners of carn have been trimmed. No backmark.

The accompanying item is a 16-page pamphlet measuring 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”. Entitled, “HOTCHKISS’ PATENT PROJECTILES FOR RIFLED ORDNANCE” is was published in 1863. It “is an illustrated description, with suggestions for the use of our improved expansive Projectiles for Rifled Guns.” The text includes line drawings of the various projectiles as well as lists of all sizes of rounds available for Army and Navy cannons. The pages are saddle stitched and there is a thin cloth cover. All pages are in excellent condition.

This is a one-of-a-kind set of advertising materials from a Civil War artillery manufacturer, and a rare opportunity for any advanced artillery collector!  [jet]

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