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Lot 25: LYLE TYPE LINE THROWING CANNON, Sculler Safety

New Year Premiere Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

Platinum House

by O'Gallerie

January 21, 2013

Portland, OR, USA

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  • LYLE TYPE LINE THROWING CANNON, Sculler Safety
  • LYLE TYPE LINE THROWING CANNON, Sculler Safety
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Description: LYLE TYPE LINE THROWING CANNON, Sculler Safety Corp., New York, serial #3128, with h 2-1/2" bore, 28" long black steel barrel with brass band, brass manufacturer's emblem and black cast iron carriage with two iron wheels. West Point graduate David A. Lyle (1845-1937) was the inventor of this type of gun. These guns were used primarily for shore-based rescue operations. The cannon would fire a line to the distressed party and allow for the person to pull themselves back to safety.

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