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 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 for the pin on a pinfire cartridge. Having been damaged at some stage, this slot is now covered by a small plate screwed to the side. 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 periphery of the tool has a pair of incised lines at one end just below the chamfer.

Condition on acquisition: Fairly extensive surface rusting.


Dimensions: Diameter: 29 mm (1.15 in), height: 20 mm (0.75 in) Weight: 2.5 oz (70 g)

Inscriptions and Marks

One the solid in is stampoed 'LIGHTWOOD' and ' PATENT' and '12'


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Similar to IX.3211, IX.3212 and IX.3214 - IX.3217