Flanged Ball Valve Link to Cannon Valve web site. I received this cannon ball last year through an estate sale and was told it was from the Civil war. It was used as the most accurate projectile that could be fired by a , used to batter the wooden hulls of opposing ships, , or fixed emplacements, and as a long-range anti-personnel weapon. The hole's have a bit of green like copper has when exposed to the elements. Modern artillery pieces all use recoil absorbing mechanisms that permit the barrel to recoil without moving the carriage, then automatically reextend the barrel. The good news from a safety and incident management standpoint is there were no other visitors in the park buildings or on nearby grounds at the time. Item - R-37-2411 Human Vertebrae - Six vertebrae tied together and were stored in this tin as seen.
The protection against moisture meant the ball could have remained potent longer than an infantry shell. You may find prices for team signed baseballs on my website. More than 140 years after the end of the war the pitted the North against the South over slavery, the cannonball was still powerful enough to send a chunk of shrapnel through the front porch of a house a quarter-mile from White's home in the leafy Richmond suburb of Chester, Virginia. Old tag tells the story on reverse, dated 1949 how it was purchased at the battlefield antique shop by Roy Deets. At least once a year, usually after a big Nor'easter, some piece of old, live and fully functional ordnance will be found on the beach. Many non-authentic items at these events turn out to be large ball bearings, cement truck tank cleaning balls, roller mill balls, wrought iron ornamental fence balls, and even old high school Sports shot puts. It was great I had the whole battle field to detect! There aren't many 128 lb Columbiad siege cannonballs floating around though I'm not sure exactly how much demand there is for a monster like that so it has value because of that.
Terminology: Solid Shot are spherical solid not hollow cast iron objects that are fired from Civil War cannons. At the smaller end of the caliber spectrum of solid shot, surface projections are more apparent. I have 2 listed, they are the last from Bannermans of New York. Antique Canonball Beds are original wooden beds which feature cannonball-shaped finials. Take the largest measurement and lay measure against ruler with 10ths of an inch or read the calipers directly. It appears to be about the correct size for a 12 Pdr.
The powder was still capa … ble of burning. I was lucky to have a pair of shoe's as they were rationed during W. The cast iron cannonball was introduced by French artillery engineers after 1450 where it had the capacity to reduce traditional English castle wall fortifications to rubble. It was however reamed to 12-pounder prior to hostilities in Spring 1861. My bullets were a pocket full of Indian arrowheads I would find along the creek. Being off by a few one-hundredths of an inch doesn't matter.
This shell is thought to be the earliest Type 1 Hotchkiss. Several came from an estate not far from Gettysburg, I suspect they came from there but cant prove it. If an iron ball is encountered that has a diameter equal to a ruler fraction, like 3 and ½ inches 3. A reverse section template would be used for accuracy. Depends on the age, location found, and whether it is legal for you to sell it.
Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. In Gang-casting, a mold vent was present only in the last projectile of the Gang-cast line. French armories would cast a tubular cannon body in a single piece and cannonballs took the shape of a sphere initially made from stone material. He sometimes put on diving gear to feel for treasures hidden in the black muck of river bottoms. Certain calibers and nationalities might be more valuable than others, and the existence of a mechanical fuse of some kind might also be of importan … ce to collectors, if the ball is hollow and was once filled with gunpowder. The Columbiad was an enormous weapon -- it would have to be to fire a 128 lb ball -- typically used in seacoast defense. Regards, Pete Thanks for the awesome reply! The casualties from round shot were extremely gory; when fired directly into an advancing column, a cannonball was capable of passing straight through up to forty men.
When attacking wooden ships or land structures that would be damaged by fire, the cannonball would be heated to red hot. World Championship team baseballs typically sell for more money. Guide for collectors An antique cannonball bed which still features its original paint or finish is considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable. I have been fortunate to be able to collect the most unusual and unique Civil War memorabilia I could find just for your enjoyment always keeping in mind the hard to find and the one of a kind. Shot of this type can come in all sizes and are usually made of steel, cast-iron or brass.
More than 140 years after Lee surrendered to Grant, the cannonball was still powerful enough to send a chunk of shrapnel through the front porch of a house a quarter-mile from White's home in this leafy Richmond suburb. Wingate, Florida, Fort Wayne, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Backbone Mountain and other locations. I collected everything while I was growing up because my grandma told me if I kept anything seven years I would find a use for it. If a shot passed the wire gage test, it was then tested in a slightly inclined cylinder gage, and shots that stuck in the gage or did not roll smoothly were rejected. As a rule: Larger projectiles travel slower; rifled barrels shoot slower projectiles; shorter gun tube have shorter ranges; smaller powder charges propellent travel smaller distances. White estimated he had worked on about 1,600 shells for collectors and museums.
With spherical shell the procedure is to drill from the opposite side of the fuze for several types. For more information regarding antique cannonball beds, visit Shaka Studios' official website. If a particular shot has the correct diameter but is heavier than the weight listed in the Shot Tables, then it is probably steel. Expeditious shortcuts in manufacturing were often taken during the Civil War. Threfore, please believe me that I take no pleasure in having to tell you, those two characteristics flat-ish areas on opposite sides of the ball, and file markings on the seam definitely disqualify it from being a cannonball. I had to take the powder out. I have hunted Civil War artifacts with my trusted Metal Detector around several places in Arkansas.
For the same exact size of ball, a steel one will weigh some what more than cast iron one. That depends on several factors. The sto … ne would be hand worked to small radius sections and then rubbed up with a stone block. The vent sprue is always at a right angle to the plane of the mold seam. Item - R-4-202 Artillery Shell - U.