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Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 36, 1989.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.


Dimensions: Length of head: 316 mm (12.45 in), length of shoe: 121 mm (4.75 in), length overall: 2734 mm (107.65 in), length of crosspiece: 140 mm (5.5 in), length of langets: 241 mm (9.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

One face of blade near base stamped 'THOs CRAVEN'.Baluster stamped with a crown.Haft near shoe stamped'B O' surmounted by a broad arrow.Haft also stamped 'VIII'.One langet stamped, reading longitudinally, '1', then 'D.I. (or possibly P.I. - unclear in IBE) 4. RVB.'


Places Britain


Label attached in B. Clifford's hand: ' Bundle 62 Sergeant's spontoon Type L by Thos CRAVEN' Compare VII.2852 (BC, Nov. 1996).