Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2680

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.
One of the quillons of the crosspiece is bent.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 311 mm (12.25 in), length overall: 2527 mm (99.5 in), length of crosspiece: 137 mm (5.4 in), length of langets: 235 mm (9.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks recorded in IBE.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Label attached in B. Clifford's hand 'Bundle 42 sergeant's spontoon type f'