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Schermuly pistol rocket apparatus; Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd; 2009.206

Object number

2009.206

Name/Title

Schermuly pistol rocket apparatus

Object Type

Object/History

About this Object

Emergency rocket pistol and instructions in grey wooden box, the instructions are in German. Line-throwing pistol consisting of a long barrel with pistol grip and trigger which fires a short blank cartridge. The cartridge is loaded into the breech of the pistol and the rocket is inserted into the muzzle. On pulling the trigger, the gases generated by the fired cartridge eject the rocket on its correct line of flight, and at the same time, burst through the waterproof disc and ignite the propellant mixture, which carries the rocket and line on the remainder of the flight.

Place Made

Surrey

Medium and Materials

Wood, a - Case Steel

Measurements

Length (mm): 500mm (1 5/8ft) Width: 130mm (7/16ft) Length (mm): 440mm (1 7/16ft) Length (mm): 312mm (1ft) Width: 312mm (1ft) Length (mm): 667mm (2 3/16ft) Width: 550mm (1 13/16ft) Length (mm): 290mm (15/16ft) Width: 215mm (11/16ft) Length (mm): 87mm (5/16ft)

Subject Keywords

Rescue

Other Number

18449

Other Number

17997

Collection

Pre-1989

Copyright Licence

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