Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2734

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 35A, 04/08/1991 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 stained brown. No protector on butt.


Variations, losses, damage, etc: No protector on butt. Haft shortened.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 307 mm (12.10 in), length overall: 2032 mm (80 in), length of crosspiece: 142 mm (5.60 in), length of langets: 231 mm (9.10 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

One langet struck (from direction of butt towards head): 1ST MONAGHAN. No 5.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Label attached in B.Clifford's hand: Bundle 46 sergeant's spontoon type 'g'