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Tower arsenal. Accessioned from Bowyer Tower Bay 6 (1988).

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge, where at the rear it is retained by a rivet inside. The main edge has a plain inward turn, and is bordered by nine lining rivets of which two at each side also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. Attached to the skull by a rivet at either side is a one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, which flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edges has plain inward turns bordered by nine lining rivets, of which the one at the centre is missing, all with square internal washers retaining substantial fragments of the original canvas lining band. Attached to the skull by a pivot at either side is a slightly rounded centrally pointed peak, with a plain inward turned edge. Its upward flanged rear edge forming the arms of the peak is shaped to the skull and base of the comb. Riveted to the rear of the peak proper is a triple bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a downward projecting finial with an outward turned edge. It is painted black overall.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 18.8 cm ( 7.3 in), Skull Depth: 23.3 cm ( 9.2 in), Overall Depth: 38.5 cm ( 15.1 in), Face-guard Height: 20.7 cm ( 8.1 in) Weight: 1.330 kg ( 2 lb 14.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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