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Miniature brass ship's cannon

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During the War of 1812, "Constitution" carried thirty, 24-pound cannons on her gun deck. Carriages made of elm supported these cast-iron cannons. The bore of each gun was nearly six inches in diameter and ten feet in length. The cannon was fired by six pounds of powder, and the ball traveled as...

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Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

1935

Accession Number

35.730

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Brass

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