Stand-alone magazine

While it is not know what this magazine would have looked like, it is highly likely that it was bombproof, contained racking for barrels of powder and had a securely locked door. The magazine pictured is a stone building with a peaked roof. In many cases the roofs were sheathed in copper to prevent the possibility of the roof catching on fire and destroying the magazine during a battle. Copper was often used to make coverings for the vents that allowed air circulation through the building and for powder scoops which were used for filling artillery cartridges.