Object Title

2.8 in falcon

2.8 in falcon

Date

1580

Object Number

XIX.224

Provenance

Purchased at the sale of the property of the Earl of Darnley at Cobham Hall, Kent, 23 July 1957, lot 432.

Physical Description

The piece is quite plain with normal mouldings. The second reinforce is incised ELIZABETH REGINA and the first with the name of the founder and date HENRI PITT MADE ME 1580. On the base ring is the weight 5-2-3

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 65 in (165.1 cm), Overall length: 70 in (177.8 cm) Weight: 5 cwt 2 qtr 3 lb (280.7 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

2.8 in (7.1 cm)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, no.35, p.62.

Notes

'Henry Pitt'
Gunfounder to Elizabeth I and James I, lived and worked in the Tower of London where he died . 1615. His two sons, Thomas and Richard, carried on the business.