Object Title

Detached wheellock Lock - Curved lock

Detached wheellock Lock - Curved lock

Date

about 1640

Object Number

XII.926

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Previously catalogued under the1909 D illon sequence as (XIII.??) and before that under the 1859 Hewitt (or Old War Office sequence) as XII.07. Therefore was in the collection prior to 1859.

Physical Description

The lower edge of the lockplate is curved to conform with the shape of the external wheel.

Dimensions

LockplateLength7.8 in.
LockplateLength198.1 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Bibliographic References

Charles J.Ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1916, Vol.II, p. 422.