.410 bore 2 inch cartridge, 'Fourten', No. 8 shot, Eley Nobel Industries
2-inch orange-red paper case with brass head and rolled turnover. Buff top wad. Loaded with No. 8 shot.
The .410 cartridge is the smallest of the popular shotgun bores, and is used for vermin destruction and training young people to shoot. It is also popular for clay target shooting in the United States. Originally introduced in the 1890s, as a 2inch cartridge with a 3/8th ounce charge of shot, it became more popular with the introduction of a 21/2" cartridge with a 1/2 ounce and, in 1924, the 3" cartridge with 3/4 ounce of shot ensured that it overtook the 24, 28 and other small-bore shotgun cartridges in popularity.
2) printed on top wad
3) printed on side of case
1) ELEY N.I. // .410
3) Eley Bros. TM // ELEY // "FOURTEN" // CARTRIDGE // ELEY LOADED // Made in Great Britain