Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 47: Pitminster Toy Cannon

This is a fabulous example of a child's toy cannon from the 18th Century. Though the copper-alloy item is missing one wheel and the carriage is incomplete, it is still possible to appreciate the remarkable realism with which this was constructed. It may well have been intended to fire real 'cannonballs' using gunpowder!

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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