Michael
Elledge
Carronade
Portfolio-
Custom made Cannon Carriages for "FIRING" Barrels
Sold - Pg 12
michael@jmelledge.com
Location- Houston, Texas
Website :  www.jmelledge.com
Phone- 713-249-6020
I made this naval/ships carriage for my customer who had an
original Carronade barrel 40" long and weighing in at 500 pounds.
A customer purchased this replica (1/4 scale) cannon field carriage I custom made for this
"FIRING" Brooks USA Napoleon Brass Barrel. The
carriage is made of oak and stained Jacobean that
compliments the wood grain.  All metal is hand forged iron
and painted enamel flat black.
The smooth bore 20" long brass barrel has a
1.032 bore size that can shoot a 1" ball.
A customer purchased this Six-Pounder Iron Naval Cannon "Hope Furnace - Rhode Island" Circa
1800. A rare British style 6-pound naval cannon that has been overstruck "H.F." for the Hope
Furnace Foundry in Rhode Island. With a shortage of both foundries and cannons, the American
Navy utilized captured cannons from British, French and Spanish frigates that were taken as
prizes by American privateers operating on the high seas. They would in turn use these same
cannons to arm American merchant vessels sailing from New York and Boston. It is 62" in length
with a 3.75" bore and is marked "H.F." on the breech.  The naval cannon is properly mounted on
one of my oak naval carriages.