Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Cannon

All items91657 of 100505John Hastie & Co. boat steering wheelHonda ct70
1
Love it
0
Like it

JamesJames loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

allwheels
(2 items)

This Cannon has" Loud Lucy" on it and 1885 and 12" & 3" in dia with a Rat above the rim you can't see it in the pictures. what would this be used for?

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. James James, 3 years ago
    I not sure but it could be a starters gun for Sailboat races or a Military signal gun. Is it Bronze or Brass. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=signal+cannon http://www.dixiegunworks.com/default.php?cPath=22_106_665 It is missing its trunnions they should go where the two holes are great piece. Where did you find it?
  2. Creal, 3 years ago
    This cannon was given to our dad by our uncle about 50 yrs ago he thinks it can from Pennsylvania/Kentucky area.We believe its to be Bronze..
  3. YardSaleDave, 3 years ago
    Most cannons had the trunnions cast right into the barrel for permanent mounting. Yours was more than likely made for a swivel set up where the shaft would be placed into an oar lock or similar hole on the ships railing.
  4. allwheels, 3 years ago
    Where can I find more Info? and value of it?

    Thanks, Dave
  5. YardSaleDave, 3 years ago
    Hope this link works, this is what it would have looked like complete.
    http://users.esc.net.au/~pereilly/myth_gun2.jpg

    Value is tough, I have gotten as much as $500 and as little as $75 for these. If the name "Loud Lucy" is rare, a hard core cannonier will recognize it right away.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.