Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.305

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

It has a raised neck, rounded shoulders and a flange at the waist. The neck arm and flange edges have plain inward turns. At either shoulder is the base of a modern shoulder strap held by two rivets, and two additional holes for previous straps. At either side of the waist is a pair of rivet holes for the original waist strap, and the base of a modern waist strap, attached by a vertical pair of rivets. The exterior is black from the hammer. At the right centre of the flange is a crack.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 375 mm, width 350 mm Weight: 1280 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None outside. Two construction marks inside, both near the neck, one a group of 7 wedges, one a line of 7 I's.

Associations

Places England