Brand whaling gun
whaling gunWHALING GEAR - GUNS
Brand, Christopher C.
USA, CT, Norwich
Overall: 12 x 41 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.
Brand whaling gun, made entirely of brass except for stock which is bronze; breech loader, and breech lifts, has center fire pin. Ref: Caulkins, "History of Norwich, Connecticut, 1874": Christopher C. Brand in 1852 obtained a patent for a newly-invented whaling-gun and bomb-lance. A musket three feet long discharges a gun twelve feet in length Which strikes and soon explodes. A spacious brick building to accommodate these works was erected on Franklin Street in 1860.