Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area

204 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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Griffen Gun Photos
 

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6 pound test cannon ball

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3 inch ordnance rifle or Griffen Gun at Reeves Park.  The park was established in 1871 by Samuel Reeves in honor of his father, David, who was the first president of Phoenix Iron Company.

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Griffen's Patent Design

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Hotchkiss shell used in Griffen Gun

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John Griffen, inventor of the 3 inch Ordnance Rifle

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Lathe used to manufacture Griffen Gun

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Schematic of Griffen Gun

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Schenkl shell used in Griffen Gun

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Sketch of John Griffen and his cannon

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Phoenix Iron Co. made this 3 inch ordnance rifle at Stones River, TN


3 inch ordnance rifle with imprint of Phoenix Iron Co.

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3 inch ordnance rifle on a battlefield

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A Griffen Gun prototype at the Phoenix Iron Co. Office

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Griffen Guns on display


A Griffen Gun at Gettysburg, PA


A Griffen Gun at Gettysburg, PA


A Griffen Gun at Gettysburg, PA


A Griffen Gun at Gettysburg, PA

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