30 January 2008
A small brass signal cannon
Brown & Co.
with a tapered bronze barrel and mounted on a mahogany truck with wood wheels at the front, bronze fittings, thumb screw elevation knob, pivoting breach, pin hammer, marked number 20 on the bottom, and the barrel inscribed 'Made by R.H. Brown New Haven, CT USA Lavigne's Pat 31-88 Pat Feb. 18-90'
15 x 8 x 8 in. (38.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm.)
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