A good ship's bronze carronade on its original mahogany carriage
Firearms,Cannon including Models
A good ship's bronze carronade on its original mahogany carriage, early 19th century. The barrel with 2" bore has turned reinforces with swollen muzzle, stepped breech with cascabel, and a stout integral loop shaped lug beneath the barrel to provide an axis for elevation and depression. The breech is fitted with its original bronze cannon igniter (incomplete). On its original stepped mahogany carriage with polished bronze fittings, and with later oak axles and solid wheels. the barrel has good age patina.
weight 125lbs 2ozs (56.7kgs)
the breech and underside of the lock are both struck with a Roman I suggesting that they were originally from a pair or a series of cannon. For an account of the carronade see H. Blackmore "The Armouries of the Tower of London-The Ordnance" HMSO 1976 p 223