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    • 1660

    Figs. 17 B-C: Rocket with external pyrotechnic cases and its parts.
    Fig. 18 A: Rocket with fiery rain.
    Fig. 19: Rocket with fins.

    • 1660

    Fig. 10 A: Rod to wind paper casings.
    B: Rod to tamp powder.
    C: Mallet.
    D: Disk used in filling rocket casings.
    Also depicted: Boring tool.

    • The Great Art of Artillery
    • 1650

    Kazimierz Siemienowicz's treatise was used for over a century as a basic manual on artillery, rocketry, and pyrotechnics. It was originally published in Latin (1650) and was translated into French (1651), German (1676),…

    • 1650

    Fig. 34: Technique for choking rocket cases with a turning wooden sheave.
    Fig. 35: Tool for choking large rocket cases.
    Fig. 36: Tool to form a round cavity in the neck of a rocket case choked with the tool in figure…

    • 1650

    Fig. 60: Rocket mounted to a stick.
    Figs. 61, 62, 64, 65, and 73-76: Rockets.
    Fig. 63: Launching platform for rocket with wings, as in figure 61.
    Figs. 66-72: Water rockets.

    • 1650

    Figs. 48-53 and 55-59: Rockets.
    Fig. 54: Wooden cylinder filled with corned powder and light balls, inserted in the rocket in figure 50.

    • 1650

    Fig. 22: Diagram to determine the dimensions of large rocket molds from smaller ones.
    Fig. 23: Rocket mold.
    Fig. 24: Mold for cracker fireworks.
    Fig. 25: Wooden driver to make paper and canvas rocket cases.
    Fig. 26:…

    • 1650

    Fig. 17: Plan of a powder magazine by Eugenio Gentilini.
    Fig. 18: A new instrument for measuring gunpowder.
    Fig. 19: Sieve.
    Figs. 20 and 21: Rocket molds.

    • 1650

    Spectators gather at night around a pyrotechnic fountain crowned with a statue of a child blowing bubbles—a symbol of vanity. A temple (decorated with geometric symbols, weights, measures, and various weapons and…