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Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in February of 2006:

 

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I moved these for an auction house yesterday definitely something different
 
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Eric Goddard CA said:
Very cool indeed !!!
 
Auto Rescue said:
I bet they did not sell cheap! John R.
 
wreckmster said:
nice job.. I want one of those as a hood ornament...
 
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DLock13 tubegreen.gif said:
The cannon at the front is supposed to be used from the civil war and the one at the back was a 1920's replica also the is a small mortar mounted on wood with handles that one man or more likely two could carry. The cannon at the rear was in very nice condition whereas the other cannon had some wood issues so to speak.
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rreschran tubegreen.gif said:
Guys ... If you're a civil war nut like me, you'll like to see the one and only double barrel "six-pounders" canon sitting in the courthouse mall in Athen's Georgia. It's a great example of one man's visions that didn't go so well. During the test phase, the canon's fuse ignited at different times expelling the two canon balls connected by a chain as intended. It took out trees and killed a cow and a barn in its wake. It never made it to production. There is another inventor from the 1600's who designed a double barrel canon designed to take out ship masts from the tall war schooners. If you get to Athens, check it out. Athens is outside Atlanta. Here's a website for pictures and information for the double barrel canon ... it's too cool.

http://civilwarwiki.net/wiki/Athens_Dou ... led_Cannon
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