Object Title

Artillery ammunition - 6 pr Expanding Shot

Artillery ammunition - 6 pr Expanding Shot

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XX.73

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

For a 6pdr. it consists of a round shot with four slots in which were hinged long iron bars or arms. Of these, one is missing and one broken

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length bars: 1ft 3.5 in (39.4 cm) Weight: 9lb (4kg)

Calibre

6 pr

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976.

Notes

Illustrated in Skinner's 'History of London', 1795, where it is described as fly-shot. One of the three bars then shown had a ball attached to its extremity.