Salvaged from the Mayor J. Harold Grady, Baltimore, Maryland Fireboat.
Featured in Season 10, Episode 8 of the DiY Network Program, "Salvage Dawgs". High Capacity Water Cannon/ "Deluge Gun". Salvaged from the 1960 Baltimore, Maryland, fireboat, the Mayor J. Harold Grady, this high-capacity water cannon (also known as a fire monitor, deluge gun, or deck gun) was in use from 1961 to 2007.
The Mayor J Harold Grady was a 6000 GPM (gallon per minute) fireboat built in 1960, serving Baltimore, Maryland, from 1961 until it was decommissioned in 2007. This fireboat and items from it are featured on Season 10, Episode 8, of the Diy Network show, "Salvage Dawgs". With an output of 3000 gpm (Gallons per Minute) at 300 Psi, this cannon can project water over great distances. Morse and Son Inc, this model was dubbed "The Invincible Nozzle" due to its high-quality construction. This model was considered to have a superior design and functionality than other water cannons of the time.As a result, much of Baltimore's fireboat fleet were outfitted with this model of monitor. Coated in a white marine grade paint, this cannon is made entirely of brass components, with exception of the steel fitting at the base. The tapered smooth-bore nozzle measures approximately 12" long with a diameter of 6 1/2".
The 49 long barrel extends from a geared fitting attached to the yoke-like split piping of the base. A 24 1/2 handwheel that operates a worm gear is mounted and extends from the crook of the yoke. When turned, the gear on the handwheel meshes with the geared fitting at the base of the barrel, raising or lowering the nozzle on a vertical axis. Below the split piping, an additional 13 1/2 handwheel with a worm gear is mounted. When turned, the gear meshes with a built-in gear on the base, moving the nozzle along a horizontal axis.
This cannon has a 12" diameter base fitting with 12 mounting holes measuring 3/4". Cannon 1: Solidly built, Paint loss and flaking, Wear and tear consistent with use over time in a harsh nautical environment.
Cannon 2: Solidly built, Paint loss and flaking, Wear and tear consistent with use over time in a harsh nautical environment. Bent upper handwheel shaft, Missing the "Invincible Nozzle" plaque. Don't miss your chance to own this AMAZING piece of Baltimore firefighting history! Measurements: 82.25(L) x 30(W) x 48(H). Black Dog Salvage is an architectural salvage company based in Roanoke, Virginia, and home of the television series Salvage Dawgs on the DiY Network.
Salvaged materials often have imperfections (we call it patina) and we will do our best to clearly photograph and describe any condition issues. Please feel free to ask questions or request additional photographs. The item "Nautical Salvage, MD Mayor J. Harold Grady FIRE BOAT WATER CANNON Deluge Gun" is in sale since Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Hoses & Nozzles".
The seller is "architecturaldog" and is located in Roanoke, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.