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Expert in Antique Artillery


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Indiana (IN)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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ANTIQUE ARTILLERY. Expert has expertise in identification and interpretation of antique and antique/replica artillery, and in reproduction of functioning and non-functioning muzzleloading cannons of the 19th century and before. He uses mainly 19th century machinery for production operations, including gunboring and lathe turning of barrel castings weighing up to a ton. He is familiar with the evolution of manufacture from the late Middle Ages to the post-Civil War years, as well as various methods used for modern replication of muzzleloading artillery. His clients include sailing ships, forts, museums, film producers, parks and historic site departments.

Expert was instrumental in amending federal law by unanimous congressional vote to allow participants in the antique shooting sports fair access to black powder for sporting, recreational, and cultural use in antique and antique/replica arms. He is author of a substantial reference catalog and a book on linethrowing ordnance used in rescue operations from the 18th to 20th centuries, and has contributed materially and editorially to a safety-related text by another author.

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artillery

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antique artillery


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   MA   English   Ball State Teachers College  
1955   AB   English   Franklin College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1972 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert was instrumental in amending federal law by unanimous congressional vote to allow participants in the antique shooting sports fair access to black powder for sporting, recreational, and cultural use in antique and antique/replica arms. He is author of a substantial reference catalog and a book on linethrowing ordnance used in rescue operations from the 18th to 20th centuries, and has contributed materially and editorially to a safety-related text by another author.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - South Bend: South Bend Replicas, Inc  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of antique (muzzleloading) reproductions, miniature to full scale, antique artillery-related items and restoration.

Other Skills and Services

Since 1967, Expert has provided the 16 cannon shots written into the score of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", using 16 pieces of muzzleloading ordnance and an electric switchbox in accordance with the composer's plan for precise placement of the shots in the music. Expert has received numerous letters of accommodation from clients. He has provided replicas for parks, museums, and other historical sites.


 

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