This toy cannon, circa 1900, features a red pinstripe on a blue painted carriage with a gold painted barrel. The toy is a product of the Schoenhut Company, a toy manufacturer that was popular for their unique wooden toys.
The company's founder, Albert Schoenhut, came from a toy-making family in Wurtenberg, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1866 to repair toy pianos in Philadelphia. This inspired him to start his own toy-piano company in 1872. His company expanded to incorporate other types of toys, including doll houses and toy furniture, made primarily from hand-carved wood.
This cannon is reminiscent of cannons used during the American Civil War.
Good condition, considering age and past use. Hand-painted, hand carved. Wheels slightly loose but still functional. Minor chipping of paint throughout. Gilt paint used on body of cannon. Dimensions: 23" long overall, 12" long barrel.
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