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CD ROM AND AD TEXT COPYRIGHT CSA 2000

COPYRIGHT NOTICE : THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THIS OFFERING IS OWNED BY CRITTENDEN SCHMITT ARCHIVES AND IS OFFERED HERE BY CSA DBA CSAEOD.

THE CD VERSION IS AN ORIGINAL PUBLICATION WHICH INCLUDES MATERIAL WHICH IS NOT PREVIOUSLY COVERED BY COPYRIGHT OR IS OWNED BY CSA.

THE ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL CONTENT MAY INCLUDE;

1) MANUALS,REPORTS,BOOKS OR OTHER TEXT WHICH ARE BEYOND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PREVIOUS COPYRIGHT, 2) UNPUBLISHED MANUALS , REPORTS,BOOKS OR OTHER TEXTS , 3) TEXTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY CSA, 4) COPYRIGHT PROTECTED MATERIAL PURCHASED BY CSA AND WHOLELY OWNED OR LICENSED BY CSA, 5) PUBLIC DOMAIN TEXTS OR PHOTOGRAPHS. 6) PREVIOUSLY DIGITIZED MATERIAL IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OR PURCHASED WITH COPYRIGHT FOR REPUBLICATION, 7) TEXTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN ANY FORM WHICH ARE NOT COPYRIGHT PROTECTED.

MUCH MORE IN THE STORE !

3 VOLUME GOERZ BERLIN FACTORY REFERENCE FOLIOS FOR THE ZEPPELIN AND AIRCRAFT BOMBS WHICH THEY MADE.

PLUS ORIGINAL MANUAL GERMAN TITLE: ABNAHME DER 50KG BOMBEN

ENGLISH: REVISION OF THE 50 KILOGRAM BOMB

10 PAGES, LARGE FORMAT

GOERZ WAS KNOWN AS THE FINEST PRODUCER OF OPTICS IN THE WORLD AT THE TIME. THEIR CAMERA , BINOCULARS , TELESCOPES WERE PRIZED WORLDWIDE BY MILITARY AND CIVILLIAN BUYERS.

THEY ALSO PRODUCED FOR MILITARY CONTRACT. THESE ITEMS INCLUDED SNIPER SCOPES , SUBMARINE PERISCOPES, ZEPPELIN AND AIRPLANE BOMB SIGHTS , BOMBS , BOMB RACKS AND RELEASE DEVICES , SHIPPING AND STORAGE DEVICES.

ONE OF THESE FOLIOS CONTAINS THE LARGEST FOLDING COLOR PLATE WHICH I HAVE EVER SEEN IN ANY PUBLICATION. THIS IS A FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF THE 50KG ZEPPELIN AND AIRPLANE NOSE FUZES BOMB AND FUZE. THE PLATE IS NEARLY 6 FEET LONG.

SEE THE PHOTO AND YES THAT IS A YARDSTICK IN THE PHOTO.

THIS LOT SHOULD BE IN THE ZEPPELIN MUSEUM IN GERMANY.

*****WELCOME TO THE CRITTENDEN SCHMITT ARCHIVES ON LINE MUSEUM AND DEACQUSITION SALE.

THE ITEMS IN OUR REFERENCE COLLECTION DATE BACK TO ABOUT 1849 WHEN MY GREAT UNCLE, RALPH CRITTENDEN AND HIS PARTNER RICHARD TIBBALS CREATED THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL AMMUNITION FACTORY IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DRAWN CARTRIDGES , PERCUSSION CAPS AND ALL FORMS TO AMMUNITION OF INTEREST TO THE GUN MANUFACTURING FACTORS OF THE DAY. SPENCER , SHARPS , HENRY , VOLCANIC, JENNINGS, REMINGTON, JOSLYN,WESSON,BALLARD,BACON,BLISS,WARNER AND SMITH AND WESSON ALL SOLD CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS AMMUNITION UNDER THEIR OWN TRADE NAME. THE UNION ARMY BOUGHT MILLIONS OF CTM PERCUSSION CAPS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SPENCER CARTRIDGES DURING LINCOLN’S WAR AND ALL OF THE SPENCER AMMUNITION USED IS THE FIRST MAJOR BATTLES INCLUDING GETTYSBURGH WERE ALL MADE BY CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS.

**Over the course of the next couple of years we will be offering for sale thousands of rare specimens of museum quality many of which have never been offered for sale before and which you will likely never see for sale again. Why are we selling this archive and reference collection? After 150+ years of interest in ammunition there is no one else interested in the field in our family. My personal collecting has spanned 50 years and I am at an age when it is time to stop and pass on such activities to others.

CSA PO BOX 4002 Colesville Md 20914 USA .