Punch,  10 (1846), 102.

The Newly Invented Artillery Sponge



Illustration, Drollery; News-Commentary, Spoof

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Military Technology, War, Government

    Suggests an apparatus by which one gunner can 'sponge out' several guns at the same time, an apparatus that has allegedly been sent to the Board of Ordnance. The illustration shows that the apparatus resembles a gigantic garden fork.

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