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Shot Calipers

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These brass calipers were made by George Stimpson of Charlestown, Massachusetts for USS Constitution. Calipers were used by gunners aboard naval vessels to measure the shot (cannonballs) to determine their size. Both sides are marked for measuring shot of various size. These calipers are also marked: “U.S. Ship Constitution” and “George Stimpson Charlestown.”

Creator
George Stimpson

Date Created
1831-1834

Medium
Brass, Steel

Dimensions
[H]2 in. [W]12 in. [D]1/8 in.

Catalog Number
1305.1

Credit Line
USS Constitution Museum Collection.

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