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Published August 05, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS TO BIGJAS FOR THE FIRST CORRECT ANSWER...
A BALOONIST CANNON SIGHT.
WHEN A BATTLE WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN THEY WOULD SEND TWO SOLDIERS
UP IN A BALOON. WHEN THE BATTLE BEGAN THE SIGHT WAS USED TO DIRECT THE CANNON FIRE. ONE PERSON USED THE SIGHT AND MADE THE CALCULATIONS, AND THE OTHER PERSON FLEW THE BALL0ON AND DROPPED THE INSTRUCTIONS BY NOTES TO RUNNERS ON THE GROUND. THEN, SOME BRILLIANT GUY FIGGURED OUT THAT IT COULD ALSO BE USED WHEN YOUR FIRING FROM HIGH MOUNTAINS OR RIVER CLIFTS. SUCH AS THE BATTLE FOR LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN IN TENNESSEE WHERE BOTH SIDES WERE UP HIGH ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER SHOOTING DOWN. THIS PARTICULAR INTRUMENT WAS FOUND WHEN A HOUSE IN CHATTANOOGA WAS BEING DEMOLISHED.
TODAYS  DEVICE WAS INTRODUCED IN THE 1940'S, IS TEN INCHES LONG.
AS USUALL IT HAD BOTH DOMESTIC AND INDUSTRIAL USE. THIS GIZZY REALLY DOES JUST ONE THING...
WHAT IS IT???


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