Toy cannon

Object Number: 
1933.30ab
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall (cannon): 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (1 x 20.6 cm)
Description: 
Metal toy cannon, painted black with red stripes, mounted on top of rectangular block of wood with stepped back; with disk-shaped wooden wheels and cylindrical wooden axles; wooden parts are painted red and black; with wooden stick with metal wire wound around end for "loading" cannon.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cannon was made by R. S. Guernsey when he was a boy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Rocellus Guernsey and her daughter, Miss Eva L. Guernsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group