Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.3150

Provenance

Presumably Old Tower Collections. First registered by Valuation Team when on loan to 257 (Southern) General Hospital RAMC (V), Duke of York's HQ, Chelsea, London, Loan L214, 15/11/1990.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.
Cross-bar loose on haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: (from VTR/LO):, Overall length: 2711 (106.75 in), length of blade 305 mm (12 in), width of cross-bar: 83 mm (3.25 in), length of langets: 203 mm (8 in), length of shoe: 83 mm (3.25 in), langets on shoe: 51 mm (2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On underside of blade: I (construction mark).

Associations

Places Britain