Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XXVIA.227

Provenance

Presented by the British Embassy in Cairo, c. 1978, via the National Army Museum.

Physical Description

The heavy breastplate is of the usual French cuirassier shape with the two shoulder-strap studs on the breast, a large flat brass rivet at each shoulder, a large rivet head at the centre of the neck, two for the arm holes and three at the waist.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The total height from shoulder to waist is 385 mm, the width from side to side is 360 mm. Weight: The weight of the breast is 5.95 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped inside with: at the left shoulder, 3T2L and 567; at the lower left, 6, 32, 32, G in a pearled oval, and ?P; inside the flange, 'Manuf de Klingenthal, 3T2L, Coulau??, Mai? 1827. On the left shoulder outside a GF or CF in a rectangle and at the left side a W shaped mark.

Associations

Places France
Egypt

Notes

Another example is in the Royal Engineers Museum, Chartham, Kent.