~ Large 1830’s Period Iron Signalling Cannon ~
The barrel of the cannon has four reinforcing rings which are cast as part of the barrel, a rounded cascable and as the measurements seem to be in centimetres rather than inches the cannon is likely European.
There is a sight at the rear end of the cannon.
The vent hole is sealed up, the internal section of the barrel is oxidised showing it has been fired in the past.
The cannon has its period wooden carriage, the wheels are also made of wood which have cast iron brackets for support. The axles are made from iron which is fixed to the carriage.
The cannon is on a hinge and can change elevation.
~ Dimensions ~
Overall the piece is 11.75 inches (29.5 cm) tall, 15 inches (38 cm) wide,
21.5 inches (54.5 cm) long.
The barrel is 19 inches (48 cm) long and has an approximate bore of 1.55 inches (4 cm) in diameter. (1/2 pounder)
The cannon weighs approximately 3 stone (20 Kg).
~ Condition ~
The barrel has minimal pitting and a decent overall aged patina.
The wheels and metal parts of the carriage have the expected patina for its age.
UK postage is £35