Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.208 C

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, rounded shoulders and a flange at the waist. The neck arm and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is a pair of rivet holes for the shoulder strap. At either side of the waist is a pair of original rivets retaining tiny traces of the waist straps. The exterior is black from the hammer.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 395 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 1900 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped large C for the maker at the neck.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Of the photographs listed only A3/3531/18A (scanned as 19A) is of the backplate.