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19th CENTURY BATTLE RATTLE
& WARNING
  SIGNAL




Marked USN



Price $300.00 plus $15.00 shipping to 48 contiguous States.

PRESENTED is a U.S. Navy ship's BATTLE RATTLE of Civil War vintage. These rare noise makers duplicate the sound of the firing of numerous muskets, and were also used to sound a general alarm.

In the authoritative book by COL Robert Rankin, "Small Arms of the Sea Services", the author reports on page 8, "All hands were called to repel boarders by a sounding gong and by battle rattles and verbal commands. Sounding the gong alone summoned pikemen only to repel boarders. The battle rattle was often used to call back boarding parties. Navy regulations required that hand rattles be made of white oak "or some other similar wood."

The marks, hand stamped on the frame on three lines, are: A.E. CO. over PAT 1865 over USN

              Ratchet

           A.E.Co./PAT 1865/USN

The frame and handle of the rattle appears to be made from oak while the slat and cog may be ash. The parts are held together by a screw and a carriage bolt. The frame of the rattle swings around the handle turning the ratchet which snaps the slat producing a sharp, piercing rat-a-tat sound. This replicates the firing of numerous small arms in succession.

DIMENSIONS:

9 1/2"L x 3 1/2" W x 1 3/8" T   Add 5 1/4" for handle  Weight

FLAT RATE SHIPPING to 48 contiguous States $15.00

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