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Bowyer Tower AC 2 (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 lining rivets with internal square washers which retain fragments of original canvas, a rivet at either side is missing, and two round headed rivets with square washers retaining fragments of canvas lining as well as fragments of leathers for the cheekpieces. There is a flush rivet at the back which secures the two sides of the helmet, a corresponding lining rivet at the front of the helmet also secures the two pieces. The neckguard is attached by a rivet at either side. It flares to the neck and has a rounded medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. There are seven round headed lining rivets with square washers still retaining original canvas fragments, the central rivet is missing but the hole remains. The associated peak has a medial point which dips down and a level flange formed for the comb. The peak is pivoted to the skull at either side, on the right side is a punched hole probably for the original peak. There is a sunken border around the peak edge. A triple bar faceguard is attached, made of bars of rectangular section with a curved finial at the base. The left hand bar has been patched to the peak with a small piece of metal and a rivet, this also mends a crack between the peak and its flange. The helmet is painted black. There are two small holes at the left corner of the neckguard. The flange formed to the comb is cracked with a small piece missing.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.5 in), Skull Depth: 23.5 cm ( 9.25 in), Overall Depth: 40 cm ( 15 7/8 in), Face-guard Height: 19.1 cm ( 7.5 in) Weight: 1.66 kg ( 3 lb 10 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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