Y1069 Patented .54 Hunt and Jennings Self Propelled "Rocket Ball" Cartridge (Patent#5,701 / August 10, 1848)
Description: Here is a minty and hard to find cartridge. Normally the bases on these are swollen. As you can see, this one is excellent condition and still retains a readable "PATENT 1848" on the side. This cartridge was patented by Walter Hunt in 1848. The powder is encapsulated behind the cork on the base. There are a few different length varieties that were produced.
Measures: D .558" L 1.017"
Reference: RBTRF Vol. 3 No. 1045/1046