Object Title

Percussion alarm gun - By C. Osborne

Percussion alarm gun - By C. Osborne

Date

1840

Object Number

XII.5300

Provenance

Purchased from Arbour Antiques Ltd, Stratford-upon-Avon, 17th December 1985.

Physical Description

Large wooden block with a chain of 10 large links then a large iron loop to solid iron bar with mortar barrel with a nipple at the rear.The entire bar pivots on axis near the mortar. Fixed to back bar long spring has two ears , one long and one shorter. This has wires attched to the ends so that turning the bar releases the spring which then strikes the nipple. Top with INVENTOR and under C OSBORNE

Dimensions

Dimensions: BLOCK 16 5/8THS X 3 X 3.25 ; mortar 3.75in long

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

1.125 in at muzzle

Associations

Places England