Classified Auction Info
- Good C6
- Cast Iron
This toy cannon is from the early 1900s, probably around 1920 or before (or so my research shows) but I'm no cannon expert. It is marked 16FW on the wheels, and 16FA under the ammo box. It may be from the Big Bang family of cannons.
The ammo box (a counter-weight for this heavy piece) is missing the cork, and the cannon is missing the end cap and whatever else it takes to make it operational. As I said, I don't know that much about these cannons.
The barrel is a little less than 16 inches, and the entire thing is about 22 inches overall. The wheels are also cast iron, and measure almost 6.5 inches in diameter. It's also very heavy, weighs about 9 lbs. No cracks or breaks, but one small chunk out of the rear end where the end cap would attach. Don't know if this will affect operation of the cannon, or if it will prevent an end cap from sealing properly.
Even if it doesn't fire, it's an impressive piece, and really looks cool on a shelf.
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