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Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century
Probably Italian
An extremely rare, all iron, straight eprouvette with three functions

Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, side 1
Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, side 2

The style, with flat arched head with engraved numerals from one to twelve; the indicating arm is attached to ratchet wheel which functions against the spring that is part of pan. Central spanner above tubular powder-measure held in place by spring numbered from one to twelve. For a nearly identical example see Eprouvettes- A Comprehensive Study Of Early Devices For The Testing Of Gunpowder by RTW Kempers, page 166, figure 181. Bright finish, as expected, some pitting. (Length (fully extended): 10.25"; length (closed):7")

308-288

$1,975


Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, extended
Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, detail 3
Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, detail 1
Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, detail 2
Eprouvette, Wheel Lock Spanner, Powder Tester, Measure
All Iron, Hand Ignited, Enclosed Wheel
Late 17th Century, in hand



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