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Lot 3225: Wm. Read & Sons Marked Brass Naval Style Cannon with Carriage

Very Fine Wm. Read & Sons Marked Brass Naval Style Muzzle Loading Cannon with Carriage

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3225: Wm. Read & Sons Marked Brass Naval Style Cannon with Carriage

Very Fine Wm. Read & Sons Marked Brass Naval Style Muzzle Loading Cannon with Carriage

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000
Price Realized:

Very Fine Wm. Read & Sons Marked Brass Naval Style Muzzle Loading Cannon with Carriage

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Gauge: 1 3/4 Inch
Barrel: 30 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Other
Description:

William Read & Sons was a well known sporting goods store that opened early in the 1850s in Boston. This cannon bears their mark on the rear of the tube just above the cascabel. The cannon itself was likely intended as a small signal cannon or as a light defensive weapon for merchant ships. The tube measures approximately 33 1/4 inches from the muzzle to the end of the cascabel and the bore measures approximately 1 3/4-1 7/8 inches, which would use a 2 pound cannon ball.. The trunnions measure approximately 9 1/4 inches across. It is mounted on a mahogany stepped naval style carriage with its original tube elevation wedge.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, the brass tube and fittings showing a mellow attractively aged patina and the dark wood of the carriage showing some mild wear. An attractive naval style cannon that is the perfect size for display!



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