Simichrome Shines the Southport, NC Historical Society Cannon

July 11, 2008 · Filed Under Simichrome · Comment 

Simichrome polish is used to polish the solid bronze barrel of a full scale replica of an 1841 six pound cannon owned by Southport, NC Historical Society. The cannon is named “Thor” after the mythical god of thunder. The cannon is also a movie star having been featured in Ted Turners “Gods and Generals”.The crew has been trained and certified by the National Civil War Artillery Association. The crew puts on a very nice show and drill prior and after the firing of the gun. They fire the cannon at various events to include weddings, anniversaries, civic events, historical activities, appropriate national holidays, town parades, etc.

The cannon and its crew are available for hire for public and private firings. Take a look at a couple of recent pictures during a Memorial Day ceremony.

Materials Used to Polish This Cannon:

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