Object Title

Linstock

Linstock

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

VII.1143

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Small, partizan-like blade, pierced with two inverted hearts at the base. The blade screws into a tapering socket to which are screwed the outward-curving match-holders. The holders are closed by means of thumb-screws; at the lower ends of the holders are two loops to carry the free ends of the match. Modern haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 349 mm (13.75 in), length of langets: 210 mm (8.25 in)

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, II, p. 229 (group entry for VII.1143-1145) - 'Linstocks 17th-18th century'.

H L Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, I Ordnance [catalogue], HMSO, London 1976 p. 185, no. 282 (TO BE EXTRACTED).

Notes

For general information on linstocks of this type and for a list of similar examples in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere, see entry for VII.227 (under Notes).