The Casting cannons @ Palazzo dell'ex Arsenale

Of Andrea Gatti from Ada Peyrot, Vittorio Viale, Immagini di Torino nei secoli, Torino 1973

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The Casting cannons

With the works of XVIII century, the Arsenal is considered the Casting cannons most famous in the Europe. It occupied a surface area, near to the Citadel and the square of arms; a military town in the town with galleries, undergrounds and big spaces where a variety of new arms for the time were built. From the Casalis work of 1851 we know that: “the buildings that depends on the Arsenal are: the bombs laboratory, the true gunpowder factory and the refineries of nitric, the forge of reeds… The factory’s products in the times of need overcame, more than once, the twenty-five thousand weapons of every kind a year… The recent invention of war rocket introduced a hydraulic press…it serves mainly to charge the reeds of rocket to the Austrian way…”

In this part of the floor plan of 1823 , there is the Citadel, spared from the scrapping of Napoleonic walls and in the immediate vicinity, the Arsenal, the square of arms, the military depot

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