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.

side of the tool has a pair of incised lines at each end and at the end having the recess the number 10 is stamped, indicating the bore of the cartridge for which it is intended to be used. The lug also has a circular incised line upon its face.

Condition on acquisition: Some surface rusting and pitting.


Dimensions: Diameter: 23 mm (1.1 in), height 17 mm (0.7 in) Weight: 2 oz (60g)

Inscriptions and Marks

The number '10' stamped near the recess.


Places Britain


Similar to, but smaller versions of, IX.3207 - IX.3209