Object Title

Gun and carriage - Bronze smooth bore, model

Gun and carriage - Bronze smooth bore, model

Date

1639

Object Number

XIX.32

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

These guns are slightly smaller than the preceding series (XIX.24-28) and the mouldings are lighter and more graceful. On each gun the second reinforce bears the badge of the Prince of Wales and C.P. (Carolus Princeps) the first reinforce being inscribed THOMAS PIT MADE THIS PEECE 1639 and with the weight numerals. The touch hole is bushed with steel. Half a battery of ten similar guns made for Prince Charles, later Charles II. The second reinforce bears the badge of the Prince of Wales and C.P., the first reinforce being inscribed THOMAS PIT MADE THIS PEECE 1639. The touch-hole is bushed with steel. This gun and its fellows are slightly smaller than the preceding series XIX.24-28, the mouldings being lighter and more graceful. The Carriage is similar to the one described with XIX.24.

Techniques

Cast

Materials

Dimensions

BoreDiameter1.1 in
BoreDiameter28 mm
NominalLength24 in
NominalLength610 mm
OverallLength26.5 in
OverallLength673 mm
BarrelWeight18.1 kg
BarrelWeight39.9 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

28 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Badge
Prince of Wales surrounded by C.P. and ICH DIEN.
Second Reinforce
In relief
Inscription
THOMAS PITT MADE THIS PEECE 1639 0-1-12
First Reinforce
Cut

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.66.