Object Title

Torch

Torch

Date

1950

Object Number

XIII.933

Provenance

Presented by Mr. A.V.B. Norman, formerly the Master of the Armouries. March 1992

Physical Description

Originally a standard 5 battery torch. Coverted by running the negative contact, via a spliced in wire (the remains of which hangs through a hole in the rear of the body.), out of the rear of the torch so that the shooter can control the light. The torch was suspended under the barrel of the rifle by two straps; it can be seen where, due to the bright metalwork left after the body was painted black. The whole contraption was designed to be used at night. When recieved there was no light-bulb or batteries present

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 368 mm (14.5 in), Diameter of torch head: 89 mm (3.5 in) Weight: 10.5 oz (0.298 kg)

Associations

Notes

Believed to have been used by a member of Mr. Norman's family.