I’ve received the brass hardware back from blasting and polishing. Now I can start cutting and laying out pieces for the carriage!
I’ve spoken to several retired navy sailors and found out that people would take spent shells and or parts from decommission ships and cast them into other parts. So WM.C. Capehart was probably the person that made the cast pattern and the U.S.S. Vulcan was a repair ship that served beginning in the 1940’s and was scrapped in 2006.
Here is the Wiki link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vulcan_(AR-5) Quote