11-02-2013 11-02-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2684M Marlborough
November 2, 2013 10:00AMCalender
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Ames Naval Boat Gun and Carriage

$5,500$5,500
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2684M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Ames Naval Boat Gun and Carriage, c. 1837, bronze tube marked on muzzle AMES MFco 1837 CHICOPEE MASS, and on trunnions AMES MFc 1837 USN MM223 CHICOPEE MASS, mounted on original wooden naval carriage with bronze hardware, tube lg. from muzzle to cascabel 48, ht. 19, bore dia. 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Bronze has some patina and has been cleaned in the past, all markings are legible, carriage has a few cracks and some wood loss where cascable has hit. Some research was done trying to locate the contract for this piece but it hasn't been found.


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Keywords

Ames, bronze hardware