Proving mortar at Powdermills

Record Number: 106703 | © Mr B. LeMessurier
When gunpowder was manufactured at Powdermills in the 19th Century this proving mortar was to test the quality of gunpowder by measuring the distance it fired a ball of known weight using a known quantity of powder.

Tags

mortar
gunpowder
mill

Detail

Le Messurier
Image - Colour Slide
1969
Powdermills