Object Title

6 in howitzer and carriage - Gribeauval type

6 in howitzer and carriage - Gribeauval type

Date

1804

Object Number

XIX.74

Provenance

Captured at Waterloo together with Nos. XIX.63-66, 68-69, 70, 74-76, and 157.

Physical Description

The chase bears the French Imperial cypher, N with a crown above, the base-ring is inscribed STRASBOURG LE 20 GERMINAL AN 13. On the cascabel is the name of the founder, Vallette.


Carriage:
Of Gribeauval type but probably of English make

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 45 in (114.3 cm), Diameter of trunnions: 4 in, Diameter of muzzle: 10 in, Diameter of breech 10 in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

6 in (15.2 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: P over 287 and K

Associations

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.125.

Notes

Valette
Vallette held the post of 'Commissaire des Fontes' at the Strasbourg Arsenal from 1804 to 1808 and at Mitz from 1808 to 1810. (christian names unknown). Amouries XIX..74, 63, 65 and 66
Brussels: X.76
Lisbon: S.27
Paris.