Object Title

Gunner's calipers

Gunner's calipers

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XIII.236

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Christies, lot 85, 25 February 1981.

Physical Description

Typical brass iron tipped calipers with guages for measuring diameters of cannon ball, calibre and poundage of guns, amount of powder required for brass mortars and howitzers, proof and service for brass and iron guns and a foot rule. Inscribed J WATKINS LONDON

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 304 mm (12 in) Weight: 6 oz

Associations

Places England