Grenade Fuse


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About This Object
Dark brown grenade fuse with small hole in base. Other end gets wider with hollowed out ‘cup’ with hole in middle. XXI inscription around one side of wider end.

This grenade fuse acted as a timer due to its measured length. The lit fuse was attached to a grenade which was then thrown into the enemy at close quarters. The resulting explosion could inflict significant damage.
Catalogue Number
INV.12
Collection
Invincible
Measurements
Length: 75mm
Diameter: 18mm (11/16")
Diameter: 11mm (7/16")
Production Date
Pre 1758
Production Period
Eighteenth Century

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