Hyland Granby Antiques
Presentation Signal Cannon- Price Upon Request
Important presentation signal cannon attributed to the Brown Company New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1900. This relatively large signal cannon has the Lavigne patent breech July 3, 1888 and February 18, 1890. The cannon's breech is functioning as is the shell ejector. The cannon retains the original mahogany yacht carriage with lignum vitae wheels. The cannon has its original front and rear brass tie-downs, through bolts, trunnion caps and elevation adjustment knob which is mounted near the rear of the barrel. Of great significance is a brass plaque mounted to the top of the rear of the carriage. The plaque states: PRESENTED TO THE ROCHESTER YACHT CLUB BY SIR THOMAS J. LIPTON 1901. Sir Thomas Lipton was a world renown yachtsman who challenged for the America's Cup 5 times between 1899 and 1930. The year of this presentation 1901 was the year Lipton lost with his yacht Shamrock II to Columbia. Lipton had friends at many yacht clubs throughout America. He made several presentations of various sorts which included perpetual club silver trophies, yacht signal cannons, etc. (I-891) Condition: The cannon is in excellent condition as is the carriage. It needs some minor adjustments to be able to be fired. Dimensions: Length of barrel 24 inches; Length overall 27 inches; Height 13 inches; Width 14 inches.
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