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Blasting trigger mechanism, artwork

Blasting trigger mechanism, artwork

C014/9209

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4181 x 4613 pixels

35.3 x 39.1 cm ⏐ 13.9 x 15.4 in (300dpi)

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Caption

Blasting trigger mechanism, historical artwork. The cutaway section shows the internal mechanism that is triggered by the plunger used to set off an explosion. Depressing the plunger triggers a small dynamo (the rotary motion coming from the toothed cogs) that sends an electric current down wires to ignite a blasting cap and detonate the explosives. This method avoids accidental ignition that is possible if batteries and a switch are used instead. Artwork from the third edition of 'Les Entrailles de la Terre' (1902) by French author Eugene Caustier.

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Model release not required. Property release not required.

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