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" Having briefly described the various arms in use in France for casting lines, it becomes necessary to go a little into detail as to the means of attaching the lines, which without due knowledge and practice of the system, will be quite useless. The wooden... "
Lifeboats, Projectiles and Other Means for Saving Life - Page 53
by Robert Bennet Forbes - 1872 - 163 pages
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Report of the Chief of Ordnance to the Secretary of War

United States. Army. Ordnance Department - 1878 - 920 pages
...sufficiently to have broken the line of about inch stuff. Having briefly described the varions anus in use in France for casting lines, it becomes necessary...practice of the system will be quite useless. The wooden "fl├Ęches," or arrows, are made both round and eight-square; the former must be accurately tnrned and...
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Annual Report of the Secretary of War

United States. War Department - 1878 - 888 pages
...four-pound riflegun, which held on to the soil sufficiently to have broken the line of about inch stuff. Having briefly described the various arms in use in...lines, which without due knowledge and practice of t lie system will be quite useless. The wooden "Heches." or arrows, are made both round and tight-square:...
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Report on Life-saving Ordnance and Appurtenances

David Alexander Lyle - 1878 - 296 pages
...have broken the line of about ineh stuft.. Having briefly described the various arms in use in Franee for casting lines, it becomes necessary to go a little...practice of the system will be quite useless. The wooden "fleches," or arrows, are made both round and eight-square : thefon>n1i must he accurately turned and...
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