George W. Nash's Fire Cracker Cannon

This is one of those cannons when I saw the patent I wondered if they were ever made and if so, will I ever find one. On a recent antiquing trip I came across this piece in a lot with two other fire cracker cannons.

Unlike the Shimer cannon, the Nash has the patent number cast into the trail. This leaves no doubt as to the origin of the toy. Compare the photo and the patent drawing below and see if you agree.


Picture of Cannon

Picture of Patent