Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1830

Object Number

III.3440

Provenance

Returned from loan to Dover Castle, 1989. Returned from loan to The Royal Logistics Corps Grantham Glocestershire 24 June 1997.

Physical Description

It has a fairly deep cut-out at the neck, shallow arm-openings, and a medial keel terminating in a triangular facet just above the waist which has a flange deepening to a point at its centre. The neck, arm-openings and waist-flange have plain, inward turns. The edges are bordered by thirty-two large, round-headed, brass rivets with circular, internal washers (of which one is now missing at the centre of the neck and at the centre of the waist-flange), and numerous pairs of small holes for stitching on a missing leather edging fot the attachment of a lining. At either side of the chest is riveted a brass, mushroom-shaped stud with a circular, internal washer to engage the shoulder-straps of the backplate. A large suspension-hole has later been drilled at each shoulder.
Bright and laquered.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 475 mm (18.7 in), Width: 336 mm (13.3 in), Weight: 2.90 kg (6 lb 6.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places England