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zoomer71's items1 of 153 piece pink rooster pyrex setCollection National Superior School of Fine Arts.  Photographed and printed at the National School of Fine Arts. First print
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    Posted 2 years ago

    zoomer71
    (15 items)

    Is it a Napoleonic canon ball weighs about 10lbs solid. I don't know much about it a friend who is a civil war re enactment specialist. Said it was fired from a Napoleonic era canon 4 inch round does that mean it's a revolutionary war relic in Ohio

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Cannon bore/pdr. dia. was fairly well standard in the Western world, but there were "fliers". 12 pdr. bore was 4.62" & the shot/ball should be 4.52". 9 pdr's were not very common. The recessed "4" tells me it isn't a cannon ball.
    2. zoomer71 zoomer71, 2 years ago
      That it isn't a canon ball? I read that revolutionary war canons or mortars for say were shot not to explode or my other thought was it was a ball an chain we have a history of underground railroad also Henry Knox founded or our county was the artillery specialist for George Washington. They used to transport canon balls an canons via the railroad to the troops during civil war. Then I read that they used iron balls to roll cement in dirt basements wt is just a guess really it has a filled area with led or it was were the chain was cut off from a ball and chain I don't know why a 4 would be on it. Not a track an field shot put? Wt isn't right help a little more thank you for sure. I just want to id it correctly.
    3. zoomer71 zoomer71, 2 years ago
      Demi Culverin 4 9 41/4
      41/4 103/4 41/2
      41/2 123/4 43/4
      Culverin 43/4 15 5
      5 171/2 51/4
      51/4 20 51/2
      Demi Cannon 6 30 61/4
      61/8 32

      Used for runners to load right ball in hole early British

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