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Another day, another new mystery artillery piece

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ph0ebus

Hi all,

 

I passed this cannon last week en route to a training; it is parked in front of a World War I memorial in Central Islip, NY.  I have had no luck idenifying this gun.  Anyone have any ideas about (a) is it a WWI-era cannon and if so (b) what country made it and what model is it?

 

I only have the two photos but if you need me to go back and take more just let me know...it is located not that far from me.

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel

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Scalyback

Is that not a 10 pounder Parrott rifle? Looks a bit weedy for the Great war!

Still in use 1889.

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ph0ebus

A little more online sleuthing found an article that mentions (in 1993) that the the 96 year old cannon was being rededicated after restoration.  This would give the year of manufacture (if correct) as 1897.  Will keep digging!

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Scalyback
5 minutes ago, ph0ebus said:

A little more online sleuthing found an article that mentions (in 1993) that the the 96 year old cannon was being rededicated after restoration.  This would give the year of manufacture (if correct) as 1897.  Will keep digging!

 

Yes Parrott dated up too 1889. If you can stop for a quick look and the barrel has WPF, it is a Parrott.

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ph0ebus
2 minutes ago, Scalyback said:

 

Yes Parrott dated up too 1889. If you can stop for a quick look and the barrel has WPF, it is a Parrott.

 

I will try to swing by there and get some detailed photos over the weekend. 

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Scalyback

 

1 minute ago, ph0ebus said:

 

I will try to swing by there and get some detailed photos over the weekend. 

 

Another grease and paint too. Poor gun! 

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ph0ebus
11 minutes ago, Scalyback said:

 

 

Another grease and paint too. Poor gun! 

Indeed.  I am putting together my own little guide of artillery pieces on Long Island, and will be happy to learn more about this gun regardless of the history but if it is WWI, it's all the better!

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ph0ebus
4 hours ago, 303man said:

That’s interesting as that cannon you mention via the link is also local to me and one that I have visited before.  I believe I have photos of it and once I photograph the Centeal Islip cannon I can see how they match up with the Brookhaven Triangle cannon.

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ph0ebus

Hi all,

 

Stopped by the memorial this morning and took a bunch of photographs.  Only one visible marking identifies it as a US gun.  The whole thing seems (in my amateur opinion) heavily modified and so I hope folks can make a clear identification based on these photos.

 

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Chasemuseum

Thanks, very much appreciated. 

 

Some very rough "restoration" mainly intended to eliminate corroded sharp edges and potential entrapment points where small children could trap fingers and hurt themselves. The public liability issue has seen many old guns scraped. A more progressive approach is to provide a swimming pool safety fence around the gun to restrict access for vulnerable young persons to whom the public authority owe a duty of care. At the end of the day, there is still enough present for a credible restoration project.

 

Cheers

Ross

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