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. 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 periphery of the tool has a pair of incised lines just below the chamfer and the solid end is stamped '16' to indicate the bore size of the cartridge with which it is intended to be used.

Condition on acquisition: Fairly extensive surface rusting and some pitting.


Dimensions: Diameter: 29 mm (1.1 in), height: 20 mm (0.8 in) Weight: 65 gm (2.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The solid end is stamped '16'.


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Similar to IX.3211 - IX.3213 and IX.3215 - IX.3217