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 the diameter of which decreases near one end by a concave step and beyond which is a narrow rim. In the same end is a threaded hole and at the opposite end a deep recess, tapered at the mouth and parallel thereafter. 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 lug is pierced by a small central hole.

On the side of the wider portion of the tool is a pair of incised lines.

Condition on acquisition: Fairly extensive surface rusting and pitting.


Dimensions: Diameter: 31 mm (1.25 in), height: 22 mm (0.8 in) Weight: 2.75 oz (80 g)


Places Britain


Similar to IX.3208, IX.3209