IRON NAVEL SIGNAL CANNON SKELETON CARRIAGE
|This design is one of the rarest seen in a
small size signal cannon. It replicates a naval cannon of
the 19th Century with a skeleton iron carriage. Antique iron ship’s cannons
are scarce, but one with a skeleton carriage is scarcer still. This one likely dates dates from the Civil
War. They were to make salutes, announce a danger, and to call attention in the case of an emergency
both at sea and ashore. They were also used to start yacht races.