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    Wulff, Petter
    Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.
    A steel disc and its consequences2015In: ICON, ISSN 1361-8113, Vol. 21, p. 167-179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 1840, the former Swedish diplomat and gun foundry owner, Martin von Wahrendorff, patented a breech-loading mechanism for cannons. Its key component was a steel disc placed behind the projectile. Slightly conical when inserted, it was flattened out by the pressure of the igniting powder, thereby sealing the bottom of the barrel. With this device Wahrendorff became a pioneer of the breech-loading technique, and his cannons were introduced in a number of European countries - most successfully, it would seem, in Prussia. Starting from this technological achievement, one may ask if there were social conditions favouring Sweden and the Wahrendorff foundry as country and place of invention - this article points to the likely existence of such conditions. One might also wonder if and how the breechloading technique for cannon was linked to the simultaneously appearing technique of inserting rifles in the cannon barrel, for together these two improvements can be said to have initiated an artillery revolution around the middle of the nineteenth century.

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    Wulff, Petter
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
    Artillery, Light and Heavy: Sardinia-Piedmont and Sweden in the Nineteenth Century2016In: The Journal of military history (Print), ISSN 0899-3718, E-ISSN 1543-7795, Vol. 80, no 1, p. 173-185Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The artillery revolution of the nineteenth century came about partly through collaboration between southern and northern Europe. Their outlooks were quite different. In the south, the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont needed to go on the offensive beyond its borders to achieve its aim of creating a united Italy. In the north Sweden had the defensive aim of protecting its borders against an invading enemy. This situation called for two different kinds of artillery light and movable in the south; heavy and powerful in the north. How the two countries, in spite of their different outlooks, came to be involved in a joint development of path-breaking artillery technology is the subject of this article.

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