The Adam Park Project

Fuse Safety Cap

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 7/1/1932 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No7 Adam Park Report No: Report No.15 Artifact Type: Ammunition Production Date: 2013-11-01 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 50mm dia Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

It was clear from the outset that this item was of military use simply by the words ‘Remove Before Firing’ stamped into the top of the cap. Judging by its size (5cm in diameter) the safety cap belonged to a 3” mortar round.

Historic Context:

These facts tallies with the battalion history that states Sgt Pike and Sgt Reeves’s mortars were located at No.7 on the 12th February and that the house was used as an ammunition store during the fighting where mortar rounds were made ready for firing.

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