Object Title

12 pr gun and carriage

12 pr gun and carriage

Date

1759

Object Number

XIX.601

Provenance

R.A.O.C. Apprentices College, Dettingen Barracks, Deepcut Camberley, Surrey. (Old Tower Collection).

Physical Description

The large crest on the chase is indecipherable with cleaning. On the first reinforce is the Royal Arms and the base ring is marked W BOWEN FECIT 1759. The gun is mounted on an open framed carriage marked 24pdr of 20cwt. 17-0-20 and the maker of the carriage BB & B

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 77.75 in, Diameter of trunnions: 4 in, Diameter of breech: 15 in Weight: Carriage 24 pdr of 20 cwt 20 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

4.625 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: No.JO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

'William Bowen'
Contractor to the Board of Ordnance for the supply of bronze and iron guns from 1742 onwards. During the Seven Years War (1756-63) he supplied the Board with 398 bronze guns of which 53 failed in proof (see M.H. Jackson & C de Beer, 'Eighteenth Century Gunfounding'(Newton Abbot, 1973), 63-4).