Confederate Read-Parrott - Inventory Number: ART 200
This is an example of the combination of Read's wrought iron sabot and Parrott's body design. This projectile was intended to be fired from the 10-ponder (2.9-inch caliber) Parrott rifle. Confederate projectiles with this body style should be properly referred to as Read-Parrott's. This is possible the manufacturing by A.J. Rahm, who was proprietor of Eagle Machine Works, located in Richmond, Virginia. His company manufactured artillery, artillery carriages, ammunition and tools, and outfitted gunboats during the period between 1862 and 1864.
This fine example retains an excellent example of the copper fuse adapter with original leather washer intact. Shell retains its iron sabot with a dimple on the base, The body is smooth with scattered surface pitting.
Inventory Number: ART 200