Object Title

Couter

Couter

Object Number

III.3368

Provenance

Bowyer Tower 1989.

Physical Description

Made in one piece, and closed at the rear by an inward overlapping joint secured by two externally flush rivets with round internal washers. It is shaped to the elbow, expands with a heart shpaed wing at the front, and has a pucker where it curves round the inside of the arm. The upper and lower edges have file-roped inward turns, accompanied on the wing by a recessed border. A file-roped transverse ridge, bordered above and below by v-shaped grooves, runs from behind the point of the elbow to the start of the pucker. At the centre front is a vertically aligned pair of flush rivets; one with a square external washer. The internally flush rivets have a square and a round washer, and retain fragments of two internal connecting leathers (both replacements). At the centre rear is a rivet hole for the attachemtn of a missing leather connecting leather. The upper and lower edges have been crudely pierced with small wiring holes.
Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 175 mm (6.8 in.), Width: 131 mm (5.2 in.), Depth: 137 mm (5.4 in.) Weight: 0.28 kg (0 lb 10 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. Painted in white on the pucker '188'

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