Object Title

4.9 in mortar and bed

4.9 in mortar and bed

Date

1780-1820

Object Number

XIX.143

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The breeches below the vents are engraved No.2 and No.4 respectively. Each mortar is cast in one piece with the bed, which has a loop at each corner for the traversing ropes and a strong iron pivot beneath

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 2 ft (24 in) (61 cm), Bed length: 2 ft 7.5 in (31.5 in) (80 cm), Width 10.75 in (27.3 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

4.9 in (12.5 cm)

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.152.

Notes

Probably for naval use. Cf. the model Sea Service mortar No.256.