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Logan, Herschel C. 1901-

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Works: 66 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 1,078 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Portraits  Biography  Artists' books  Bibliography  Anecdotes  Quotations  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Printer
Classifications: F594.O5, 923.973
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Cartridges : a pictorial digest of small arms ammunition by Herschel C Logan( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 1959 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Logan was a commercial artist and writer with a strong firearms interest. This book contains excellent drawings, labels, and identification for cartridge types illustrating development from paper cartridge to the modern types. Patient delving into this volume will show an alert reader how paper cartridges became metal cartridges. Most general readers have no conception, for example, how many competing systems were in place during the Civil War. By 1873 all had become obsolete but the two still in use toda--rimfire and center fire. Logan divides cartridge types into groups: paper, combustible, separate primed, self-contained, rimfire, and center fire. Each of these divisions break down into variations. All systematic discussions must use or grapple with these divisions. The most common Civil War cartridge was a paper wrapper which held black powder and a bullet. The cartridge had to be torn or bitten open, the powder poured down the barrel, followed by the bullet and rammed until compact. A percussion cap was added to the weapon to ignite the powder. A quantum leap forward was a metal cartridge with a hole in the base. It was loaded into the weapon and the percussion cap was added outside. Finally a complete cartridge was developed which could be placed inside the weapon and fired when the chamber was closed. The author shows what the competing systems were and how they worked. His book is a good introduction. Any serious collector or student of cartridge history will need more references, but Logan's Cartridges can be the beginning place for the study. There are a few errors and, obviously, omissions but the work is excellent for its vintage. Few fifty year old books on technology can claim that.--By Antonius Tio.--For Amazon.com
The American hand press : its origin, development, and use by Herschel C Logan( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Underhammer guns by Herschel C Logan( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Hand cannon to automatic : a pictorial parade of hand arms by Herschel C Logan( Book )
5 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Other days in pictures and verse by Herschel C Logan( Book )
2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The pictorial history of the underhammer gun by Herschel C Logan( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Portraits of some famous printers by Herschel C Logan( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain on horseback by Caroline Thomas Harnsberger( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Little portraits of famous Americans by Herschel C Logan( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Log-Anne Press ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The Colonel cal'ates by Herschel C Logan( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Lincoln said-- by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The bear hunt by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Pirates by Herschel C Logan( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The drummer boy of Shiloh by Herschel C Logan( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"My country, 'tis of thee." ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The Southern Cross of Honor by Herschel C Logan( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Dime novels by Herschel C Logan( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"30" : (a mini history) by Herschel C Logan( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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