Object Title

Tool head

Tool head



Object Number



Part of the Seymour collection, acquired April 1987.At least some of the items apparently acquired from Wilkinson s (sword manufacturers). For further details see file and inv. sheet before IX.3154

Physical Description

The steel tool head consists of a cylinder having a threaded hole in one end and a deep recess, tapered at the mouth and parallel thereafter, at the other end. In the centre of the base of the recess is a raised circular lug, held in place by two diametrically opposed screws passing through the wall of the cylinder.

The side of the tool has an incised line at each end and at the end having the recess the number 12 is stamped, indicating the bore of the cartridge for which it is intended to be used.

Condition on acquisition: Almost all surface rusted and pitted.


Dimensions: Diameter: 340 mm (1.35 in), height: 270 mm (1.05 in) Weight: 5.25 oz (150 g)

Inscriptions and Marks

The number '12' is stamped near the recess


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Similar to IX.3200, IX.3201 and IX.3203 - IX.3205