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Bowyer Tower Bay 6 (1988)

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces, joined in a low comb turned to the right, and terminating above the edge. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by seven flush lining rivets, and two round headed rivets with square internal washers, retaining fragments of leathers, for the cheekpieces. Between each of the latter is a single decorative rivet. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck, has a medial point, and is embossed to simulate three lames. Its main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by nine round headed lining rivets with squarish internal washers, which retain a fragment of the canvas lining band. The peak is rounded with a medial point, and a level flange embossed for the comb, and extended at either side, where it is pivoted to the skull. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of bars of rectangular section with a curled finial at the base. It is painted black. There are suspension holes at the front of the skull and the rear of the neckguard, a piece of which is missing at the right side.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.5 cm ( 7.7 in), Skull Depth: 22.5 cm ( 8.9 in), Overall Depth: 39.5 cm ( 15.5 in), Face-guard Height: 20.4 cm ( 8.0 in) Weight: 1.86 kg ( 4 lb 1.5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. Painted inside in white 183


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