Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.4080

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. First accessioned by Valuation Team when found unnumbered on loan to 240 Sqn, RCT(V) (Loan L187), January 1994.

Physical Description

General Type Description: The blade has a small, leaf-shaped, triangular sectioned, hollow ground, steel head which is supported on a long conical socket (without langets). The bamboo haft has a buff leather sling secured by a white thong. (After 1883 a leather sleeve or 'protector' was fitted below the sling). The largely conical cast iron shoe begins with a short cylindrical section (without langets) before expanding to form a rounded flange below which it tapers to a rounded point. Variations, losses, damage, etc: sling (whitened) and protector present; no D-ring. Modern rectangular, swallow-tailed pennon, coloured (horizontal stripes, top to bottom) blu white, red, blue, red, white, blude - the two red stripes narrow.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 314 mm (12 3/8 in), length of shoe: 172 mm (6 3/4 in), length overall: 2750 mm (108 1/4 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On shoe, stamped: 9L over 24; 6 over R (both characters deleted by a single horizontal stroke).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see entry for VII.713, under Notes.