Object Title

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Date

1570-1590

Object Number

III.3466

Provenance

Bowyer Tower AS. 52 (1990)

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist where it has a file-roped, inward turn accompanied by a recessed border. A similar turn and border at the inside and front of its upper edge where it is cut away in a concave curve towards the inside of the elbow. The cannon is formed of an inner and an outer plate; the former fitting within the latter. The two plates are joined to one another at the rear by a pair of external, iron hinges, and were formerly fastened at the front by by a plain, circular stud riveted at the edge of the inner plate engaging a corresponding hole in the edge of the outer. The stud is now missing. The hinges, which are retained by a single, externally flush rivet at either end, are slightly shaped around the rivet at each side. The upper edge of the outwer plate is fitted at either side with an externally flush rivet that originally held the two internal connecting-leathers. Close to each of these rivets is pierced a later wiring-hole. Another hole has been crudely pierced at the cuff of the inner plate, which is split at that point.
Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 23.7 cm (9.4 in.), Diameter at wrist: 9.3 cm (3.7 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.5 cm (4.1 in) Weight: 0.45 kg (1 lb 0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.

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