Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2672

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.
Butt end damaged; wood shaved off.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 298 mm (11.75 in), length overall: 2464 mm (97 in), length of crosspiece: 133 mm (5.25 in), length of langets: 320 mm (12.6 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

One langet stamped near socket '67 REG.t. H.3.Haft inscribed near butt 'X 6'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

label attached in B. Clifford's hand: Bundle 35 Sergeant's spontoon Type F'