Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2638

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 36, 1989.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through the crosspiece and into the baluster moulding of the socket; crosspiece composed of two quillons of equal size and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 309 mm (12.15 in), length of shoe: 133 mm (5.25 in), length overall: 2718 mm (107 in) length of crosspiece: 138 mm (5.45 in), length of langets: 250 mm (9.85 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Haft stamped 'XI' between langets of shoeHead stamped: 'OSBORN'.One langet stamped: 'L' over a bar over '2'.

Associations

Places Britain