Napoleon Series Archive 2009

Smith et Boury.


Smith et Boury, les fondeurs de l'isle Perrache

Smith et Boury, ingénieurs-mécaniciens

Note: There was a Siege of Lyon from July to October 1793:

“In September 1793, in response to the unwillingness of the municipal government of Lyon to enforce the legislature’s laws, the Republic sent the deputies and Committee of Public Safety members Georges Couthon and Jean–Marie Collot d’Herbois with a republican army to lay siege to the city and destroy all elements of "counterrevolution." The city surrendered on 9 October. Couthon, Collot, and local sans–culottes wrought a terrible vengeance, with some 209 persons being arrested, tried, and executed in the next two months. Numerous private homes and public buildings were razed. The revolutionaries renamed the city ville affranchie [Freed City], to represent the elimination of the poison of counterrevolution.”

[1793] The foundries at Lyon produced four (4) cannon per day.

[1793] The arsenal at Lyon contained 83 artillery pieces.

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French 4-pounder gun by Smith-Boury, 1793?
Smith et Boury.
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A few more pics of the same pieces.
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