1801 Museum Quality Spanish PEDERO - Ships Deck Cannon!
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Items Location: Manila, Philippines
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS AN ANTIQUE AND CANNOT NOT BE FIRED DUE TO ITS OLD AGE!!
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This is a MUSEUM QUALITY Spanish Pedero - Ships Deck Cannon! Pedero's usually fired stone cannon balls. They were the lighter guns and were therefore kept on the upper decks of Spanish fighting ships. This one was recovered from a shipwreck in the central Philippines! This Spanish Pedero has a Spanish Crown and was forged by the Spanish in 1801 in the Philippines during Spanish rule! Below see the photos & details of the Beautiful SPANISH Bronze Pedero.
This item would be a GREAT DISPLAY, DECORATION and CONVERSATION piece for any; home, office, store, MARITIME museum, etc!
Bore close-up (3 7/16" / 8.8 cm)
Close-up of port side Trunnion with marking showing TYPE of Gun 'PEDERO' and it's CASTING NUMBER.
Close-up of starboard side Trunnion showing WEIGHT markings;
Peso V q @ 8 lb
(Peso V Quintel pounds 8 lb)
1 Spanish Quintel = 100 lbs so 5 Quintel = 500 Spanish Pounds (plus 8 pounds) so total cannon weight is 508 Spanish Pounds
Close-up of inscription on the Second Reinforcing with letters
(this would be the unique NAME given to this cannon)
Close-up on the First Reinforcing showing the detail of crest. The monogram is that of King Carlos IV of Spain, who reigned from 1788 - 1808.
Breech with inscription;
FUNDICION D MANILA N 21 DENERO D 1801
(FOUNDRY OF MANILA ON 21 JANUARY OF 1801)
1801 Spanish Bronze Pedero details
Length = 50 inches (127 cm)
Bore Diameter = 3 7/16 inches (8.8 cm)
Diameter at Breech = 10 inches (25.5 cm)
Diameter at Chase = 6 inches (15 cm)
Pedero Width at Trunnions (end to end) = 12 3/16 inches (31 cm)
Trunnion Diameter = 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)
Trunnion Length = 2 11/16 inches (6.5 cm)
Total Pedero Weight = 508 lbs (230 kilograms)
Included with this Spanish Pedero 'Ships Deck Cannon' is a Wooden Ships Cannon Carriage (based on 1750's Sea Cannon Carriage Design - all the way down to the brass hardware). It is made of the hardest wood - Kamagong - which is equal in hardness and strength as Mahogany wood.
1750's Era Ships Carriage Details
Carriage Length = 36.85 inches (93.6 cm)
(the above length does not include the wood extension in the rear which is about another 4 inches)
Carriage Height = 17.71 inches (45 cm)
Carriage Width = 21.45 inches (54.5 cm)
Carriage Weight (approx.) = 100 lbs (45.35 kilograms)