Labels

Labels giving directions for the firing of the rockets are shown below:

Signal Rocket Mask I.

White Parachute

Directions for firing.

Tear off wrapper by means of protruding string with tag attached. Pull string straight up the length of wrapping paper. Insert stick firmly in socket. Break drumhead on bottom of rocket, uncoil quick match in end of rocket, letting it extend ready for firing.

Box of five matches inclosed in outside wrapper.

Manufacturer. July, 1918.

Signal Parachute Rocket, Mask I.

Yellow Smoke

Directions for firing.

Tear off wrapper by means of protruding string with tag attached. Pull string straight up the length of wrapping paper. Break drumhead on bottom of rocket, uncoil quick match in end of rocket, letting it extend ready for firing.

Box of five matches inclosed in outside wrapper.

Manufactuber. August, 1918.

Directions. Break through this paper and pull down the fuse found within.

The rectangular labels are pasted on the rocket head and the circular label is pasted at the ignition end of the rocket. Fig. 69.

Rocket head attached to rocket body.

Fig. 69. - Rocket head attached to rocket body.

Tearing String

This string is 31 inches in length, of two-ply Italian shell twine, one end of which is fastened to the rocket body by means of a No. 9 coppered-iron wire staple, which is driven into the wall of the rocket body. Fig. 70.

Wrapping Carton

The rocket is now introduced into a packing carton which consists of a cylinder 18 3/4 inches long by 3 inches inside diameter, rolled from Bogus paper of 0.013 inch thickness from sheets 18 3/4 inches wide by 26 inches long, cut 10 1/4 by 18 3/4 inches, the carton being rolled on a wooded mandrel. The rocket is inserted into this carton by putting the end to which the string is attached in first, so that when the rocket is pushed into place the string protrudes from the far end of the carton, thus permitting a longitudinal tear the full length of the carton.

Assembled rocket, showing tearing string.

Fig. 70. - Assembled rocket, showing tearing string.

Placing rocket in wrapping carton.

Fig. 71. - Placing rocket in wrapping carton.

Five wind matches are wrapped in a small package and dropped in the wrapping carton, figure 71.

The Rocket Wrapper

The rocket wrapper is usually 30-pound Kraft paper cut 15 by 22 inches. This paper may be gummed along one edge or may be crimped and tied as shown in figure 72.

Rocket wrapped.

Fig. 72. - Rocket wrapped.