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The two-wheeled limber was attached to the carriage of a cannon. A 6-pounder cannon, carriage and full limber together weighed as much as 3,200 pounds! It was usually drawn by six horses hitched in pairs. The chest held powder and ammunition.
The “pole prop”, located under the tongue of the limber, was used while the limber was in a stationary position. It relieved the weight of the limber from the horses while in a stationary position. For child safety standards, it was intentionally excluded from this replica.