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Torpedo

Object Number: 
INV.7824
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Metal, rope
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 x 17 in. ( 81.3 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
Painted: in yellow on side: "REBEL TORPEDO/ FROM ROANOKE/ RECEIVED/ JANUARY, 1865"
Description: 
Tapering cylindrical barrel made from sheet metal panels; slightly conical at wider end; iron rod with spring parallel and eyelet at top protrudes from center of narrow end; wrought-iron attachment in eyelet has rope tied to it; narrow cylindrical neck at side of narrow end.
Credit Line: 
Given in 1865
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group