Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2632

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 36, 19/07/1991 SCB

Physical Description

General Type 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, painted black.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: Hole pierced in haft near socket of head. Crosspiece is unusually thin.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 311 mm (12.25 in), length of shoe: 137 mm (5.40 in), length overall: 2711 mm (106.75 in), length of crosspiece: 133 mm (5.25 in), length of langets: 248 mm (9.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Haft above langet of shoe: Broad Arrow over BO.Haft above other langet of shoe: stamped: VIII.

Associations

Places Britain