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Airplanes - Ordnance - Flexible airplane gun mounts manufactured by F. Wesel Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn. N.Y. This gun mount is mounted on airplane, securely fastened to the rims of the plane by bolts. The gunner sits inside of the ring, his back resting against the back rest as shown in the picture. He wears a belt, which by extensions on each side, is fastened to the eye-bolts as shown in the brackets. Material used in revolving ring, aluminum; in quadrants and tubing steel; in brackets, aluminum; in forks, brass. Rec'd from F. Wesel Mfg. Co

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