Object Title

Wheellock

Wheellock

Date

about 1640

Object Number

XII.923

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.68). Therefore was in the collection prior to 1859.

Physical Description

The externally fitted wheel is engraved with a spray flowers and foliage the necks of the dog-heads having similar decoration.

Dimensions

LockplateLength11.5 in.
LockplateLength292 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Associations

Places Italy/Europe

Bibliographic References

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