Ammunition box

Painted wooden ammunition box with metal handles. This sturdy sea chest was found in Quebec City. Solidly built of wood, its assembly is consolidated by elaborate ironwork. The interior is partitioned to accommodate up to 35 cannonballs.

  • Accession Number 2020.30.36
  • Date 1850 year
  • Materials fiber, metal, wood
  • Measurements 46,6 x 50,2 x 58,5 cm
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Historical context

A detachment of gunners from the British Royal Artillery Regiment was always garrisoned in Montreal between 1760 and 1870. The detachment was equipped with light, highly mobile field guns that could be easily dragged onto the battlefield, to meet threats such as those posed by the Americans during the War of 1812, or by the Patriotes during the Rebellions of 1837-1838.

Two boxes of ammunition are attached to the forecarriage, a pai...

  • Accession Number 2020.30.36
  • Date 1850 year
  • Materials fiber, metal, wood
  • Measurements 46,6 x 50,2 x 58,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2020.030.036
Photo by DMatthieu Arseneault

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