Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War


Civil War Artillery
by Harry Ridgeway

Paper primers
Artillery 8900 Fuze paper primer

This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center...", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.
All projectiles listed have been disarmed.

Most information on this page is from:
Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War, 1993 Edition. by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George.
Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance, A Guide to Large Artillery Prjectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines, by Jack Bell.
Artillery Fuses of the Civil War, by Charles H. Jones.
Pictures are by the author, unless otherwise indicated.


Paper time fuze primers, FrankfortArsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Red paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 4 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2015...Paper time fuze primers, FrankfortArsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Red paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 4 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 .

A2733...Paper time fuze primers, FrankfortArsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Red paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 4 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 .


Paper time fuze primer, 4 seconds.
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: " 4 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2738...Paper time fuze primer, 4 seconds .
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: " 4 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target. Individual fuze primer is fully intact , not burned.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.


Paper time fuze primers, FrankfortArsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Red paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 4 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.

A2840...Paper time fuze primers, FrankfortArsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Red paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 4 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Tan paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 5 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2016...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Tan paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 5 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.

A2836...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Tan paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 5 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Tan paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 5 SECOND FUZES /To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the pieceof tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product,ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunnerwould estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primerinto the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonatingthe shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2734...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Tan paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 5 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primer, 5 seconds
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: " 5 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target. Individual fuze primer is fully intact , not burned..
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2737...Paper time fuze primer, 5 seconds
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: " 5 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target. Individual fuze primer is fully intact , not burned..
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 8 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2017...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 8 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.

A2735...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 8 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.

A2837...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 8 SECOND FUZES /To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the pieceof tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product,ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunnerwould estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primerinto the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonatingthe shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 8 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2572...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 8 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primer, 8 seconds
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: "12 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2739...Paper time fuze primer, 8 seconds
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: "12 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target. Individual fuze primer is fully intact , not burned.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 10 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 10 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2730...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 10 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 10 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 10 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 10 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 bottom left.
A2018...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five 10 second fuzes
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 10 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 bottom left.

A2841...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 10 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 10 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 bottom left.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 12 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 12 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 bottom right.
A2019...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 12 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 12 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 bottom right.

A2838...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 12 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 12 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161 bottom right.


Paper time fuze primer, 12 seconds
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: "12 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2035...Paper time fuze primer, 12 seconds
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: "12 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2736...Paper time fuze primer, 12 seconds.
This is individual paper time fuze primer, marked: "12 SECOND FUZE" The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriatetimed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of theshell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavitydetonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 15 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 15 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 162 upper left.
A2020...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five 15 second fuzes
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 15 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 162 upper left.

A2842...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 15 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 15 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 162 upper left.

A3034...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 15 second
Yellow paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 15 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 162 upper left.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 20 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 20 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2732...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five 20 second fuzes
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 20 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the pieceof tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product,ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunnerwould estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primerinto the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonatingthe shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.

A2843...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 20 seconds
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 20 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 25 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 25 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2731...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 25 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 25 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 25 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 25 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.
A2844...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1864, package of five fuzes, 25 second
Blue paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1864 / 25 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 30 second
Light brown paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 30 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.

A2839...Paper time fuze primers, Frankfort Arsenal 1863, package of five fuzes, 30 second
Light brown paper is marked "Frankford Arsenal / 1863 / 30 SECOND FUZES / To take a fuze from the package, tear the paper at top by raising the piece of tape and press against the small end of the fuze with the finger." Box contains 5 fuze primers, a paper tube filled with a flammable product, ingredients mixed to burn the designated time while in flight. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 161.


Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged,
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.
A1476...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 8 sec., 10 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., and 15 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2021...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 5 sec., 5 sec., 5 sec., 8 sec., and 8 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2022...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 8 sec., 8 sec., 8 sec., 8 sec., and 30 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2023...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 8 sec., 8 sec., 8 sec., 15 sec., and 15 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2024...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 8 sec., 10 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., and 15 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2025...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 15 sec., 15 sec., 15 sec., 20 sec., and 20 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2026...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 20 sec., 10 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., and 15 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2027...Paper time fuze primers, package of five fuzes, repackaged, 20 sec., 15 sec., 15 sec., 10 sec., and 10 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.


Paper time fuze primers, two fuzes, repackaged,
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.
A2028...Paper time fuze primers, two fuzes, repackaged, 25 sec., and 30 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2259...Paper time fuze primers, two fuzes, repackaged, 25 sec ., and 30 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2260...Paper time fuze primers, two fuzes, repackaged, 25 sec ., and 30 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.

A2029...Paper time fuze primers, two fuzes, repackaged, 20 sec., and 20 sec.
Some of the fuze packages were repacked to provide a mixture of burn times, presumably intended to give the gunner more flexibility in battle. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target. The repacked boxes appear to have came from Frankfort Arsenal. Burn times are usually stamped onto the top or side of the box, coinciding with the individual primers inside.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166.


Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "4.S" meaning 4 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 top left.

A2030...Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 4 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "4.S" meaning 4 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 top left.


Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "5.S" meaning 5 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 middle left.
A2031...Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 5 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "5.S" meaning 5 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 middle left.


Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "8.S" meaning 8 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 middle middle.

A2032...Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 8 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "8.S" meaning 8 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 middle middle.


Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 12 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "12.S" meaning 12 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 bottom left.
A2033...Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of five fuzes, 12 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "12.S" meaning 12 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 164 bottom left.


Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of two fuzes, 25 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "25" meaning 25 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166 lower right.

A2034...Paper time fuze primers, Allegheny Arsenal, package of two fuzes, 25 second
Package of five fuzes is wrapped in paper and then tied. Marking is "25" meaning 25 seconds. Wrapper is not marked with a name, but these are believed to have come from Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. The gunner would estimate the time to the target, insert the appropriate timed primer into the metal or wood time fuze adaptor in the nose of the shell, which would be ignited on firing, and burn into the powder cavity detonating the shell as it reached the target.
Ref: Jones Fuze pg. 166 lower right.


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