Object Title

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Date

1560-1580

Object Number

III.3479

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 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 higes, 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 fitted at either side with an externally flush rivet which originally held the two internal connecting-leathers. Close to the front of the foremost of these rivets is pierced a further hole, while another is located just above and to the front of the rearmost one.
Russet with bright patches.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 24.5 cm (9.6 in), Diameter at wrist: 9.1 cm (3.6 in), Diameter at elbow: 10.5 cm (4.2 in) Weight: 0.37 kg (0 lb 12 .75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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