The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of three grants for research travel to our collections: the Alvin Achenbaum travel grant, FOARE Fellowship for Outdoor Advertising Research, and the John Furr Fellowship for research in the J. Walter Thompson Co. Archives.
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There is a brief discussion of the origin and the extreme killing power of punt guns in Leading Cases in the Common Law by A.W. Brian Simpson, Oxford U. Press, 1996. Pgs 48-49. Brutal by themselves but these cannons were capable of decimating an entire flock of 500 birds when punters aligned their boats side-by-side and shot simultaneously.
A few good photos of the monsters in http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/punt-gun-1910-1920/