Military History/unknown chest
I recently acquired this chest at auction. When I first saw it, I thought M-@ chest, because of what I thought was a barrel cradle.
When I got it home, upon further inspection, I found it to be an aiming inst. chest, probably from a towed piece.(I turned wrenches on SPFA, and have no knowledge of towed.)
chest measures 45" long x 17" wide X10" high(12" with the cross members). Nice dovetail,with primarily 13/16" oak(I think). Weight is about 61 lbs.
Decal inside the lid is roached, but I can still make out Panoramic sight model 1917, Quadrant Model 1918, Quadrant couch(?) Model 1918.
I was hoping you could give me an idea what gun and what era.
A very interesting find. These targeting systems were used with 2 artillery pieces. The M1918 155 GPF 155mm Field Gun / Coastal Artillery and the M115 howitzer 8inch or 203mm towed artillery piece. I wish I would say which one but not 100% certain as to which.
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