Object Title

13 in mortar and bed

13 in mortar and bed

Date

1856

Object Number

XIX.750

Provenance

Ministry of Public Buildings & Works, Fort George, Inverness, Scotland. (Old Tower Collection).

Physical Description

The breech is marked 35-2-14 1856. There are no lifting handles, the piece is marked Broad Arrow. The bed is of cast iron and cap squares marked L & R

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 39 in, Diameter of trunnions: 9.75 in, Diameter of muzzle: 25.5 in, Bed length: 66 in, Bed height: 23 in, Bed width: 40

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

13 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Right trunnion: FORRESTER 1177. Mortar is RA estate no.55. Original bolster. Bed wt 30-3-16, RA estate no.56

Associations

Places England

Notes

Forrester, George & Co
Of Liverpool, 19th century; Ordnance founders, engineers, boiler makers and government contractors.