Punch,  51 (1866), 179.

Snider's Epitaph (By the War Office Poet)





Military Technology, Politics, Government, Patronage

    Laments the recent death of Jacob Snider whose 'neat' and economical plan for converting muzzle-loading rifles to breech-loaders prompted him to make a 'claim upon the Crown'. Adds that he consulted Charles M Clode who agreed with Snider's claim that he had saved the country 'Two millions'. However, Snider was only paid 'one thousand', after which he 'blushed, and died!'.

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