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4900: Cooper' Bomb

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posted on 2024-01-15, 09:04 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Thomas Cooper was a prolific inventor and brilliant engineer, at one time holding more patents than any other single person in England. He founded an engineering business in King's Lynn. In 1915 he invented and produced the first aerial bombs of their time. He recorded that the bombs were weighed 22lbs, 22 inches long overall, and the shell is 5 inches in diameter at the largest point. The bombs did not have directional control so were just thrown out of the plane.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Sally Duncan

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Thomas Cooper

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

02/08/1915

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

England

Object(s)

A scan of the story, a photograph of the envelope, and a scan of the image of the Cooper bomb, front and back.

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Fleet Library, Fleet (09/11/18)

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