A:
Brass of bronze model cannon with 1" bore; double ogee cascabel and base ring at breech; vent hole framed by rectangular molding; smooth barrel ornamented with vent astragal and fillets, first reinforce astragal and fillets, second reinforce astragal and fillets, and a muzzle astragal and fillets; muzzle itself lacks any molding; trunnions are cast on an axis that intersects with the axis of the bore; 25 -.5" oval cavity on the interior of the barrel on the proper left side.

B:
Wooden carriage with iron wheels constructed to hold a cannon; carriage is constructed of two stepped sides connected by crossbars nailed to each side at the base of the rear and front and at the top center, painted in entirety in olive green; a metal rod running underneath the carriage, attached by metal brackets, supports an iron six-spoke wheel on either side.

Date

c. 1815 - 1915


Geography


Material/Technique

A: Copper alloy B: Wood, iron, paint


Dimensions

Overall (A): 4 in. x 18 7/8 in. (10.16 cm x 47.94 cm)
Other (A: at muzzle): 2 in. x 2 in. (5.08 cm x 5.08 cm)
Overall (B): 12 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. x 7 1/8 in. (31.75 cm x 44.45 cm x 18.1 cm)
Other (B: wheels): 6 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (17.15 cm x 17.15 cm)
Other (B: carriage alone): 5 3/4 in. x 17 1/2 in. x 7 1/8 in. (14.61 cm x 44.45 cm x 18.1 cm)


Credit

Gift of Colonel Walter Scott, 1936


Object Number

W-716/A-B


Colors


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