Object Title

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Date

1560-1580

Object Number

III.3474

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 border occurs 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 a plain, circular stud riveted at the edge of the inner plate engaging a corresponding hole in the edge of the outer plate. The stud is now missing. The hinges, which are retained by a single, externally flush rivet at either end, are slightly shaped around the rivets at each side. The upper edge of the outer plate is pierced with six holes of which the second is plugged by an externally flush rivet. Two of these were originally holes holes for the rivets which held the two internal connecting-leathers. The others are probably later wiring-holes. Another hole has been crudely pierced at the cuff of the inner plate.
Bright with some lamination of the metal on the outer plate.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 21.2 cm (8.3 in.), Diameter at wrist: 11.2cm (4.4 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.5 cm (4.1 in) Weight: 0.32 kg (0 lb 11 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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