A delayed action device, commonly called a drip rifle, invented by Lance Corporal William Charles ...

Units
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number G01291
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 nitrate
Maker Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)
Date made 17 December 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A delayed action device, commonly called a drip rifle, invented by Lance Corporal William Charles Scurry (later Captain W C Scurry MC DCM) of the 7th Battalion, AIF, for firing a rifle by means of weights operated through water escaping from one tin into another. A rifle could be left to operate 20 minutes after the device was set. Six rifles were left by 3rd Brigade to fire following the departure of the last party.