Object Title

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Lower cannon of a right vambrace

Date

1570-1590

Object Number

III.3507

Provenance

Bowyer Tower, AS. 52 (1990). Found together with III. 3508 which was removed from it.

Physical Description

It is of tubular form, tapering slightly to the wrist where it has a file-roped inward turn. A similar turn 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 hinges , which are retained by a single, modern, brass-caped rivet at either end, are are slightly shaped around the rivets at each side. The upper edge of the outer plate is pierced at either side with a rivet-hole for the attachment of the of the two internal connecting-leathers. Until August 1990, the two holes were occupied by modern brass-capped rivets attaching the associated lame III. 3508. Beneath the rear rivet is pierced a later hole.
Russet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 23.0 cm (9.0 in), Diameter at wrist: 8.8 cm (3.4 in), Diameter at elbow: 11.0 cm (4.3 in) Weight: 0.37 kg (0 lb 12.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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