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CIVIL WAR CAST IRON SIGNAL CANNON
and Later Carriage

Signal cannons were used to make salutes, warn of danger, and to attract attention in the case of an emergency. They were also used to start yacht races.  These cannons were generally cast in the style of the period to which they belong.

Presented is a classic iron Civil War Period signal cannon barrel that is married to a later period steel and brass carriage that dates from about the turn of the 20th Century. The cast iron signal cannon barrel is heavily rusted, and some of the reinforcing ring around the muzzle's rim is broken off. Its proportions are typical of similar barrels that we have sold from the same period except that the cascabal is of larger size. It has one broad reinforcing band.
 
Note the touch hole and the irregularity around the muzzle and bore which shows that it has been fired. However, it is being sold for display purposes only and should be considered a historic relic. 
 
    Barrel Dimensions:   
Bronze Cannon & carriage    13"   Length overall 
Length barrel                           9 1/4"   Bore 1/2"
Maximum Width                       1 3/4"
Weight of barrel                       3 lbs 6 oz
Total weight                             7 lbs
 
THE CARRIAGE was married to the barrel by the prior owner, and is an absolutely wonderful relic in its own right. The metal work and machining show the highest level of craftsmanship. The chassis of the carriage is made of 1/8 inch sheet metal that is screwed to a machined casting that acts as the barrel's bed. The length of the sides have contrasting brass studs. The wheels are of machined steel with spokes made of cast brass that are held in place by riveted machined hubs.
 
 
    Carriage Dimensions:
 
    Length  8 3/4"
    Width of wheels 5 1/8"      Height 4 1/4"                      
    Weight of carriage            3 lbs 10 oz
 
NUTS AND BOLTS: There is common misconception that hexagon nuts and bolts were not invented an used until sometime after 1908. That is plain wrong. There are numerous references to square headed and hexagon headed bolts being used in ship construction in the 1860's and being used in the fastening of armor much earlier. The most authoritative statement exists in  Encyclopedia Britannica's Article 39228 which is quoted here:

"Metal screws and nuts appeared in the 15th century. The square or hexagonal head or nut was turned with an appropriate box wrench; a T-handled socket wrench was developed in the 16th century. Some screws used in 16th-century armour have slots (nicks) in which a screwdriver may have been used, although this tool is not shown. Deep notches on the circumferences of the heads of other armour screws suggest that some type of pronged device was used to turn them. Slotted, roundheaded screws were used in the 16th century, but few screw-and-nut-fastened clocks are in evidence earlier than the 17th century. Metal screws were called machine, or machinery, screws since they were made of metal and mated with threaded holes."

We are conservatively estimating its age as at least 147 years, but it could be earlier. 

CONDITION: The cannon is painted in black which seems to be original. Most of the paint is intact, and there is only a few chips, minor scratches, and missing flakes. The barrel is rusty and the rim around the muzzle is missing in places, but is otherwise without damage. It is sold as a relic and should not be fired. There are no mold marks or inscriptions.
 
DIMENSIONS:
 
Bronze Cannon     15 3/8"   Length overall 
Length barrel         14 1/2"   Bore 3/4"
Width at trunnion     4 3/4"
Weight of cannon   30 1/2 pounds  
 
This exceedingly fine example is being sold for display purposes only, and no attempt should be made to fire it.
 
                         Rear View
                            3/4 front view
 
             High quality carriage
             Top view of carriage               

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OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we are at fault.
 
International buyers welcome, but inquire first.  You are responsible for knowing whether this article can be shipped to your country. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
 
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This represents an outstanding example of a cast iron  ships signal cannon with exceptional detail and refined proportions. Buy this magnificent collector's cannon Now!

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