Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2619

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.


Head is askew.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 324 mm (12.75 in), length of shoe: 89 mm (3.5 in), length overall: 2718 mm (107 in), length of crosspiece: 137 mm (5.4 in), length of langets: 222 mm (8.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade apparently marked King according to a note of mine - CHECK (PJL) One langet stamped '3' (near upper rivet).L Haft scored with number '32'.

Associations

Places Britain