Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2634

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. Brick Tower Store, Rack 36 , 19/07/1989.

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, stained brown. Conical iron shoe, painted black with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 302 mm (11.9 in), length of shoe: 133 mm (5.25 in), length overall: 2705 mm (106.5 in), length of crosspiece: 140 mm (5.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On haft near butt: Broad Arrow over BO and a large B. On one langet of head: SUFFOLK M. F.

Associations

Places Britain