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Bowyer Tower AC 2 (1988)

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb turned to the left and terminating a little above its lower edge where it is riveted on the inside. The main edge has a plain inward turn and is bordered by eleven lining rivets of which three at the left and one at the right, with internal square washers, also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. The central rivet has been roughly punched out and with a similar hole above it, was probably used for suspension. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames, is attached to the skull by a rivet at the right and a wire at the left. It flares out slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by eight lining rivets of which one at the left and two at the right are missing. The central main edge which is damaged and broken away probably contained the ninth rivet. A peak is attached to the skull by a pivot at either side. It is medially pointed with plain inward turned edges. 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 is a triple bar faceguard of which the central bar is broken away, made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a curled finial. It is black overall.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.0 cm ( 7.5 in), Skull Depth: 24.3 cm ( 9.6 in), Overall Depth: 40.0 cm ( 15.7 in), Face-guard Height: 19.0 cm ( 7.5 in) Weight: 1.535 kg ( 3 lb 6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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