Object Title

Breast defence - Body armour by the Wilkinson Sword company

Breast defence - Body armour by the Wilkinson Sword company

Date

1914-1918

Object Number

III.4590

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Kent Sales, 11 February 1994.

Physical Description

Formed of twenty-one vertical steel rods sewn between two layers of cotton. Fitted with web neck-strap and waist-ties. The fabric is stained with rust.

Dimensions

Whole, not including neck straplength15.7in.
Whole, not including neck straplength400mm
Whole, including neck straplength18.1in.
Whole, including neck straplength460mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Probably sold for private purchase by troops in World War 1.