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December 15, 1916.
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,
I am sending a copy of a patent just issued, which it might be well to put with the other copies that I sent with the manuscript.
This patent was taken out chiefly with the idea of covering a magazine of the cartridge-belt type; and is of importance in that it describes a device for making the loading of the cartridge perfectly positive.
Very truly yours,
[Front of patent]
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 28, 1916.
1,206,837. Patented Dec. 5, 1916. 3 sheets-sheet 1.
[Written on back of patent]
Movable-chamber-and-fixed-breach-block type of reloading mechanism.
Magazine of the cartridge-belt type.
In this patent, attention is called to the mechanism (parts 50--54, Figs. 2, 3, 16) by which the operation of loading the cartridge is made absolutely positive.
This device can also be applied to the mechanisms described in the previous patents.