Object Title

Tool head

Tool head

Date

1880-1920

Object Number

IX.3211

Provenance

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 which is chamfered at one end and in the centre of which is a threaded hole. At the opposite end is a wide recess with a chamfered rim, through which a longitudinal slot is cut. This is for the pin on a pinfire cartridge. Within the recess is a disc, free to move longitudinally but retained and prevented from rotating by two guide pins passing through the solid end adjacent to the threaded hole.


The tool has a pair of incised lines just below the chamfer.


Condition on acquisition: Eextensive surface rusting and pitting.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Diameter: 29 mm (1.15 in), height: 17 mm (0.7 in) Weight: 60 gm (2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The solid end of the tool is stamped 'PATENT' and '12', the 2 being overstamped with '0', and the side engraved '10'

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Similar to IX.3212 - IX.3217