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Title Brass signal cannon
Nationality British
Period c 1840

This 15.5 inch brass-barrelled signal cannon has an iron carriage in the form of a winged dragon. There is an image of St George and the Dragon in a small circle on the breach and also the mark of the Tower Wharf proof house. The Tower authorities allowed the private proof of barrels for the London gun trade on payment of a fee.

The bore is just under 1 inch diameter and, on inspection with a light, has been carefully bored through with the touch hole drilled at a slight angle. In other words, this is a working cannon which could be used (only with black powder, of course).

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Firearms : Cannons : British : 19th Century]


Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

Hello Chris, just to let you know that I received the parcel, very pleased with it.

C T, UK, 08.03.2006