700 pounds of molten bronze to make one British three pounder. If I had tomorrow free, I would drive to Virginia to watch Colonial Williamsburg's first ever cannon pour.
"Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Trades artisans will knock out the plug on their brick casting furnace near Great Hopes Plantation, releasing nearly 700 pounds of molten bronze, streaming down a sluiceway into a carefully crafted mold Wednesday, June 23.
In a matter of a minute or two, the liquid bronze will disappear into the five-foot-long mold, where it will solidify into the shape of a three-pounder cannon of the Revolutionary War era used by British infantry."
A must see, you must agree..