The late Joe Haring was a retired US Marine and yachtsman. He also enjoyed model building and turned three different artillery cannons from brass using a Sherline lathe. This artillery cannon would have been used in a fixed position in a fortress. It has rails to take up for recoil and the rail assembly can be pivoted left and right on casters for aiming. Elevation is adjusted by a screw support at the rear of the barrel. The tiny cannon has firing implements and ramrods on the display base, which includes part of a fort wall.
Joe was also an accomplished dollhouse builder. Several of the detailed dollhouses that were made by him and his wife, Jan, are on permanent display in the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum. Read more about Joe and Jan Haring.