Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2650

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. Stained wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 305 mm (12 in), length of shoe: 132 mm (5.2 in), length overall: 2722 mm (107.15 in), length of crosspiece: 140 mm (5.5 in), length of langets: 241 mm (9.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Head engraved 'HADLEY' within a foliate frame.Haft near socket of head stamped '3', and a '+' is incised half-way down the haft. Haft near rear butt stamped 'B O' surmounted by a broad arrow, and a crude double '+'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Label attached in B. Clifford's hand 'Type H bundle 61'