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Bowyer Tower AC 3 (1988) Returned from Chesire Regimental Museum, 9/6/83

Physical Description

The skull is made in two pieces joined in a low comb turned to the left and terminating above the edge. The main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by two flush lining rivets, two flush rivets securing the two pieces of the skull and two round headed rivets at either side for the cheekpieces. The right side has square internal washers retaining fragments of leather and lining and is attached by a rivets at either side. It flares to the neck, has a medial point and is embossed to simulate three lames. There are two later suspension holeds crudely punched on either side of the neckguard, the medial point is broken off possibly a hole having broken out. The peak has a medial point and a level flange formed for the comb and pivoted to the skull at either side. There are three holes for the attachment of the triple bar faceguard. The right hole retains a fragment of the original bar. The helmet is painted black. The skull has two later suspension holes at either side of the comb under the peak. There is a crease on the right side of the skull above the peak attachment rivet.


Dimensions: Skull Width: 19.2 cm ( 7.6 in), Skull Depth: 22.9 cm ( 9.0 in), Overall Depth: 41.5 cm ( 16.4 in), Face-guard Height: missing Weight: 1.16 kg ( 2 lb 8.75 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Cross of St. George of the Commonwealth is stamped on the neckguard as well as nine internally struck wedge shaped construction marks on the back right side of the skull. There is evidence of construction marks on the peak but they are partially obscured in paint.


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