Object Title

6 pr gun and carriage

6 pr gun and carriage

Date

1790-1791

Object Number

XIX.160

Provenance

Believed to have been taken at the Battle of Chillian wallah, (Sikh War) January 13th 1849. Presented to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, by the East India Company in 1856. Transferred to the Armouries in 1925, but remaining on loan to the Hospital (Works 14/927).

Physical Description

The breech and muzzle are ornamented with raised bands of palmette-type decoration. The reinforces have raised panels engraved with inscriptions in Devanagari and Persian lettering which are nlow partly illegible but the Devanagari inscription includes the date, the Vikram Samvat year 1848=A.D. 1790-1, and the Persian inscription appears to refer to the weights of powder and shot. The base ring is stamped with the weight of the piece 12-0-21, and the cascabel bears the number 27

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 79 in (200.7 cm), Diameter of trunnions: 3.75 in, Diameter of muzzle: 9.5 in, Diameter of breech: 10.5 in Weight: 12 cwt 21 lb (619.1 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 27 (?)

Calibre

3.7 in (9.4 cm)

Associations

Places India

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.162.

Notes

Carriage is similar to the carriage of XIX.158 and159 except in detail.