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Nomenclature Ordnance, Artillery Tube, Cannon Cannon
Type of Item Tube
Tube, Cannon, Iron, Black, 6-Pounder, British, Circa 1760, Revolutionary War
The tube is painted black and retains its original fillets and astragals, and reinforcing bands. Its weight is chisled into the tube just above the vent hole, whereas the royal cypher is chisled between the trunnions. It's bore diameter measures about 3.6". It's lack of rimbases on the trunnions help to date its manufacture to pre 1770.
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