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A Wooden Rack on the Wall

A Wooden Rack on the Wall

There is a wooden rammer with a metal stem, and a worm (or wadscrew) hanging on the wall here. The rammer was used to push gunpowder, wadding, and cannonball into the barrel of a cannon. The worm was used to clean excess bits of wadding from the barrel, after a cannon had been fired. These items are interchangeable heads, with could be placed at the end of a long pole, and held in place with a metal pin.
Galleries: Ships, USS Constitution Museum
Keywords: america's ship of state, boston, cannon worm, massachusetts, rammer, sailing ship, uss constitution, uss constitution museum, wadscrew
Photo Location: USS Constitution Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 05/28/2011
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 42°22'20.73"N 71°03'23.54"W
Picture Number: 15245