Object Title

1.3 in gun and bed

1.3 in gun and bed

Date

1860-1880

Object Number

XIX.122

Provenance

Presented 1950, in memory of Edwin Darlington, C.I.E

Physical Description

The piece is entirely plain and without mouldings other than a step by the trunnions. An elevating screw is connected to the cascabel button
Bed
Roughly shaped teak bed of tiller form tapering to slightly upturned end and elevated by two wooden trestle feet beneath the trunnions. The latter are secured by a pair of brass brackets

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 2 ft 5.5 in (29.5 in) (75 cm), Bed length: 4 ft 9.5 in (57.5 in) (146 cm), Bed width: 5.5in (14 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

1.3 in _ (3.3 cm)

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976., No.199, p.152.

Notes

It is believed to have been mounted in a boat belonging to Thebaw, King of Burma, and to have been taken during the occupation of Mandaly in 1885 by Capt. Campbell, the Officer Commanding the Irrawaddy Flotilla.