Origins of the Rodman – Early Experiments in the Rodman Method, Part 3

As seen in earlier posts, William Wade of the Fort Pitt Foundry conducted experiments in 1849 and 1851 to proof the system proposed by Lieutenant Thomas J. Rodman.  While providing promising results, the tests did not provide conclusive proof that hollow-core, water-cooled casting produced the quality guns needed by the Army (and the Navy). IndeedContinue reading “Origins of the Rodman – Early Experiments in the Rodman Method, Part 3”