U.S. 3 INCH PARROTT FUSE PLUG FOUND ON EAST CAVALRY FIELD, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$100.00 SOLD

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Item Code: R22541

Here is a nice U.S. early style Parrott time fuse adapter (commonly known as a fuse plug).  It was found in relic condition in Gettysburg on East Cavalry Field.  Very lightly pitted with some dirt still adhering, this item was made of zinc, has no flanges (thereby, an early war style), measures 1 3/8 inches long by 1 1/8 inches in diameter, and has 12 threads per inch.  The threads are plainly visible.  Besides the hole for the paper fuse, there are two spanner holes.  This relic would make a wonderful addition to an artillery, Civil War, or Gettysburg collection and/or display. Originally sold as item# R11986.

This item is NOT eligible for the 10% Geiselman item discount.

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The Horse Soldier is pleased to offer a number of items from the John P. Geiselman collection, a collection that was on display for many years at the Geiselman Country Store Museum on Barlow - Two Taverns Road. Geiselman began his collecting as a child in the early 1920s, and during the pre-World II period had access to artifacts that had been purchased earlier at the estate sales of the Trostle, Rogers, Rose, Weikert, and Wentz farms - local properties that figured prominently in the battle and its aftermath. During this period he had access as well to the Hill , Plank, and Stewart collections, and was able to acquire other items that had been sold from turn-of-the-century relics establishments such as the Danner, Ziegler, and Oak Ridge Museums. Furthermore, Geiselman carefully documented most artifacts, and collectors perusing the list will be able to note, in many instances, not only the source of the relic and the date of its recovery, but also the part of the battlefield from which it came. In other words, his collection is the last major grouping of Gettysburg artifacts assembled and documented by a local resident.

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