A hand grenade is a small hand-held anti-personnel weapon designed to be thrown and then explode after a short time. The word "grenade" is derived from the French grenade, meaning pomegranate, so named because its shrapnel pellets reminded soldiers of the seeds of this fruit. Grenadiers were originally soldiers who specialized in throwing grenades.

American Grenades

A hand grenade is a small hand-held anti-personnel weapon designed to be thrown and then explode after…

The internal workings of the English Mills No. 5 hand grenade.

English Grenade

The internal workings of the English Mills No. 5 hand grenade.

This grenade consists of three parts: (1) a lemon-shaped, serrated, cast iron body; (2) a special igniter the body of which is a hollow piece of wood fixed in the collar of the grenade by three wooden pins; (3) the charge.

French Grenade (C.F.)

This grenade consists of three parts: (1) a lemon-shaped, serrated, cast iron body; (2) a special igniter…

<p>A: Bouchon<br>B: Lever<br>C: Bouchon Seal<br>D: Striker<br>E: Spring<br>F: Hinge Pin<br>G: Split Pin<br>H: Split Pin Ring<br>I: Moisture Cap<br>K: Primer<br>L: Priming Powder<br>M: Fuse<br>N: Detonator</p>

Grenade Parts

A: Bouchon B: Lever C: Bouchon Seal D: Striker E: Spring F: Hinge Pin G: Split Pin H: Split Pin Ring I:…

Instead of a standard bouchon assembly being used this grenade is equipped with a Percussion Plug Assembly, Mark I, containing the striker, primer and standard two inch length Bickford fuse. The grenade is ignited by means of first, removing the percussion cover of cap, then knocking or striking the head of the striker sharply against a hard object or against the body.

Cross-Section of a Grenade

Instead of a standard bouchon assembly being used this grenade is equipped with a Percussion Plug Assembly,…

The label of a Jacksonville packaging company.

Packaging company label

The label of a Jacksonville packaging company.

This grenade is nothing more than the No. 5 fitted with a rod 5&frac14; inches long screwed into a steel base plug which in turn screws into the bottom of the grenade. To keep the lever of the bomb in place after the pin has been pulled, a ring attachment is fixed to the rifle by means of the bayonet.

Model 23, Mark I (Rifle)

This grenade is nothing more than the No. 5 fitted with a rod 5¼ inches long screwed into a steel…

The flowers of monstera deliciosa are yellow and bloom in the summer. The fruit of the plant has a flavor similar to pineapple.

Monstera Deliciosa

The flowers of monstera deliciosa are yellow and bloom in the summer. The fruit of the plant has a flavor…

"Pineapple is a plant of the natural order Bromeliac&aelig;. The flowers rise from the center of the plant, and are in a large conical spike, surmounted by spiny leaves called the crown. The conical spike of flowers ultimately becomes enlarged and juicy, constituting the pineapple, considered one of the finest of fruits. More than 50 varieties have been produced. The plant grows in the S. portion of the United States and in Hawaii. In the islands they sometimes reach the weight of 17 pounds, though the average weight is six. Since 1883 there have been large exports of this fruit from the various islands."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Pineapple

"Pineapple is a plant of the natural order Bromeliacæ. The flowers rise from the center of the…

A tropical plant and its fruit; so called from the resemblance of the latter in shape and external appearance to the cone of the pine tree.

Pineapple

A tropical plant and its fruit; so called from the resemblance of the latter in shape and external appearance…

A tropical plant much esteemed and cultivated for its fruit. It is so named because the fruit somewhat resembles in appearance the cone of the pine.

Pineapple

A tropical plant much esteemed and cultivated for its fruit. It is so named because the fruit somewhat…

A sweet, yellow fruit resembling a pine cone.

Pineapple

A sweet, yellow fruit resembling a pine cone.

The popular fruit which is native to South America.

Pineapple

The popular fruit which is native to South America.

An illustration of a pineapple.

Pineapple

An illustration of a pineapple.

A doodad resembling a pineapple.

Pineapple doodad

A doodad resembling a pineapple.

Smooth-leaved cayenne pineapple plants have purple flowers. The fruit is very large, cylindrical, and dark orange yellow. The flesh is pale yellow and highly flavored.

Smooth-Leaved Cayenne Pineapple

Smooth-leaved cayenne pineapple plants have purple flowers. The fruit is very large, cylindrical, and…

A doodad resembling a vase.

Vase doodad

A doodad resembling a vase.