Scottish photographsThis is a Carronade Cannon Gun picture
The carronade was named after its developer and manufacturers, the Carron Iron company of Falkirk and was invented in the 1770s. The company manufactured (cast) many thousands of these guns for customers all over the World until production ceased in the 1850s. Primarily used by Navies around the world due to their small but effective calibres and physical size. Some were still in use during the American Civil War, and may well have been used afterwards.
This picture of a carronade was taken at the national Museum of Scotland, based in Edinburgh.
This is part of a collection of photographs of Scottish and British Military related images. The site contains a variety of army pictures over a varied time period from the early wars of independence to the second world war. It includes pictures of Scottish regimental uniforms, captured weapons and uniforms and also military machine pictures made or used in Scotland