Portfolio-Cannon Implements &
Pg 1
Former for
10 Pound
Parrott Rifle
Chocks for
10 pound
Parrott Rifle
& Limber
Tampion 10
Pound Parrott
3 Implements-Ramrods
made of oak wood with
copper nails holding on
copper bands. Metal
Head  painted on
Oak Trail Spike
with metal painted
Tampions for
10 Pound
Parrott Rifles
Vent Cover
Trail Spike with
metal painted ring.
Location- Houston, Texas
Website :  www.jmelledge.com
Phone- 713-249-6020
I made a replacement cannon carriage leveling wedge or "Quoin" for a customer made of
oak, brass screws and stained.
Made a full scale Ram Rod & Sponge with sponge covers for a customer.  Wood is made of
oak, walnut dowel, and linseed oiled.
Full Scale
Oak Ram
Made a 2.25 bore worm head for the
Fort Concho Historic National
Landmark's mountain howitzer.
Made a worm for one
of Brooks USA brass
24 pounders with a 1"
Made a worm head for a
28" mountain howizer
barrel with a 1 3/4" bore.
Made three worms for a 1-3/4" bore for a customer.  Two will be for 24" deep bore and one
for a 36" deep bore. Wood is stained oak and copper nails hold on the worm heads.
Made three implements: rammer, sponge & worm for a 1" bore for a customer that purchased
a Brooks USA brass cannon on my naval carriage that I made for it.  Wood is stained
Jacobean and copper nails hold on the heads.
I made three implements for my customer : rammer, sponge & worm for a 1.7" bore cannon.
I made these implements for my customer : rammer and sponge with sponge socks for a 3"
bore full scale Revolutionary War 6-pounder cannon.
Texas Historical Commission developed a new museum at San Felipe de Austin State
Historic Site in San Felipe, TX. - I made these implements for them along with a full scale
Galloper Carriage for their new 3 pounder cannon.  
Implements are  
- Powder Ladle, Worm, Rammer, Sponge with 3 sponge socks, and Linstock.
A customer ordered these implements for his 1.75" bore Hern Iron Works English Swivel
Gun.  : worm, sponge with sponge socks and a rammer.
The Audubon State Historical Site State Park in Louisiana commissioned me to make them a
sponge sock, lanyard, tampion muzzle cover w/leather strap, and leather vent cover for their
Revolutionary War 3 pounder cannon.
A customer wanted a Ram Rod, Sponge, and a trail spike for his
breech loading gun.
A customer has an original British 1-pdr Falconet Armstrong pattern gun on a naval carriage.  
The bore is standard 2.019" and shoots a 1.954" solid iron shot.
I made him all oak wood implements for the 2" bore 48" long, worm, ram rod, sponge rod
with extra sponge socks, copper powder ladle, 2" tampion, and correct elevation quoin &
platform for his gun.