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I was looking at the bio of Thomas Dundas in Marshall and came across the note that he had invented this type of ball.

"...applicable for besieging a town, and peculiar for its small weight, by which means it may be thrown to a great distance, and takes fire on a very curious plan.... It spreads a flame in three distinct openings, which is so strong that the fire extends a full yard in length from the ball itself, and is so powerful that anything under, over, or near, cannot escape its effects."

Does anyone know if these were actually put to use? Any pictures of it?

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susan wrote:
I was looking at the bio of Thomas Dundas in Marshall and came across the note that he had invented this type of ball.

"...applicable for besieging a town, and peculiar for its small weight, by which means it may be thrown to a great distance, and takes fire on a very curious plan.... It spreads a flame in three distinct openings, which is so strong that the fire extends a full yard in length from the ball itself, and is so powerful that anything under, over, or near, cannot escape its effects."

Does anyone know if these were actually put to use? Any pictures of it?

Susan, I curious that Dundas "invented" this. Isn't it something like what was discussed under our Fire Arrow thread? Click Here

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timoneer wrote:
Isn't it something like what was discussed under our Fire Arrow thread?

I don't know if it is. Maybe the design is different. That's why I'm curious as to what it looks like.

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