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12-16-2019 09:12 PM
cannonmn
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Originally Posted by RocklockI View Post
Cannonmn what would a model like that be for ?

Sales example , Royalty ? Just for looking at ?

How old do you thnk it / they are ?
I call them ďarsenal models.Ē I donít have any solid documentation but the ordnance establishments of the more powerful countries seem to have produced one complete, perfectly-to-scale example of the artillery weapons it made for its Army. The materials were the same as in the full-sized version. Such a model, in the days before most workers knew how to use engineering drawings, could help ensure tubes fit their carriages, etc. Well I better stop as I find myself starting to invent parts of this. If anyone has factual info on arsenal models, please share. A few countries have somehow managed to keep their arsenal models in good condition and in one place, most notably France, where you can see hundreds of them in the Army Museum in Paris. I love them but sold most of mine at the auctions of the rest of the collection, in Maine in 2014-5.

I think this one dates from 1860-70 as thatís about the duration of building of rifled bronze guns.
12-16-2019 08:53 PM
RocklockI Cannonmn what would a model like that be for ?

Sales example , Royalty ? Just for looking at ?

How old do you thnk it / they are ?
12-10-2019 11:20 PM
cannonmn This may be the limber for model cannon. Wonder what was supposed to be in the “cauldron?” Perhaps an early implementation of “liquid propellant.” Or perhaps more likely, an incendiary liquid to be added to hollow projectiles before firing?

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-l...lay-9A444E0BCB

Again, description at bottom of page.
12-10-2019 11:10 PM
cannonmn
Nice model

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-l...del-1DE42DBAA1

Description is at very bottom of page.

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