USS Monitor - Gun Tool - Powder Scoop

This large powder scoop was recovered from the turret of USS Monitor. The scoop is formed from a single piece of copper alloy that is wrapped around a wooden base and secured with two rows of copper fasteners. Not shown are remains of a wrought iron handle. The scoop is now housed at the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News, VA. Because this is data from a 3D scanner, versus the photogrammetric models seen in the rest of this collection, there is no photorealistic texture for this image. Having data like this available means that we can now study the construction and use-life features of the artifact while it remains in an environmentally controlled case. This model is the result of a collaboration between NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, The Mariners' Museum and Park, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and the University of West Florida's Sea 3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.