This is an antique Brass Cannon with brass wheels and a steel frame or trail. We found it in a French antiques market but the lettering on it says to “oil the Bearing, ” in English and in German, “Oele Die Lager, ” so our guess is that it might be German. On the left side, lettering says, (We think) P R Therenon and the date 1904. You can see the date faintly in one of the photos. The top of the cannon is engraved with a floral design. There is a port for lighting a fuse to the powder and we assume it could be fired but we are not planning on firing it. It is in very good condition with a bit of tarnish/patina on the barrel and wheels and a bit of rust on portions of the steel frame or trail. We have not tried to remove any patina or rust spots and chose just to leave it as we found it. It is about 9 inches long, 2.5 inches wide at the wheels, 3.25 inches high at the tip of the barrel and weighs 1 pound, 3 ounces. We have not been able to find out anything about it and could find no information on the name stamped on the Left side frame. Possibly it was a toy but it is very well built and we think it was made as a miniature model for some gentleman’s desk or library. In any event, it is not a common item, very likely one of a kind. We offer it as a unique gift for a deserving guy who has about every possible firearm and just needs a small cannon to be happy. Certainly, it offers less risk to the neighbors than a full-size cannon might provide. Please look it over and see what you think and advise us if you know more about it. The item “Antique P R Thevenon Minature Brass Cannon 1904 -Father’s Day Gift” is in sale since Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Other Militaria”. The seller is “435jamesp” and is located in Manti, Utah. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: P R Thevenon ?
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown