Object Title

Harquebusier's backplate

Harquebusier's backplate

Date

1650

Object Number

II.300

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 one square and two circular rivet holes for the shoulder straps. At either side of the neck there is a suspension hole. Low at either side of the waist is a pair of rivet holes for the waist strap The exterior isl 'black from the hammer' finish and has been varnished. The right side of the neck has a crack at the angle and one of the rivet holes is broken out.

Materials

Dimensions

BackplateHeight385mm
BackplateWeight1695g
BackplateWidth343mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped small sans serif CL for the maker Charles Lemoth and 4.

Associations

Places England