Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.2718

Provenance

Old Tower Collections. First registered in Brick Tower Store, Rack 36, 27/07/1991 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, stained brown. Reinforced at butt with conical metal shoe secured by a rivet on each side.


Variations, losses, damage, etc.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 315 mm (12.40 in), length of shoe: 123mm (4.85 in), length overall: 2730 mm (107.5 in), length of crosspiece: 137 mm (5.40 in), length of langets: 241mm (9.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Butt end of staff stamped: Broad Arrow over BO (four times).

Associations

Places Britain