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Bowyer Tower Bay 6 (1988)

Physical Description

Its skull is made in two halves joined in a low, medial comb turned to the right and terminating a little above its lower edge. The main edge has a plain inward turn, and is bordered by ten lining rivets, of which two at each side also retain fragments of the connecting leathers for the missing cheekpieces. A one piece neckguard, embossed to simulate three lames is attached to the skull by a rivet at either side, flares slightly to its obtusely pointed end. Its main edge has plain inward turns bordered by seven lining rivets. A peak is attached to the skull by a small 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 proper is a triple bar faceguard made of bars of rectangular section, welded together at the base to form a downward projecting finial with an outward turned edge. It is painted black overall. A large portion of the left of the brow has rusted away.


Dimensions: Skull width: 18.1 cm ( 7.1 in), Skull depth: 23.4 cm ( 9.2 in), Overall depth: 37.7 cm ( 14.9 in), Face-guard height: 19.8 ( 7.8 in) Weight: 1.505 kg ( 3 lb 5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible.


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