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A one-piece, fixed-elevation mortar formerly used to test the strength of gunpowder.
an apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder
An Eprouvette is a one piece, fixed elevation mortar used to test the strength of gunpowder. It went out of general use by the middle of the 19th century. In use, a carefully weighed quantity of powder was placed inside, followed by a standard weight shot. The charge was fired and the distance the shot flew was measured and compared to the expected standard distance.
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