Object Title

Mail making tools

Mail making tools

Date

1950

Object Number

III.4626

Provenance

Presented 7th July 1986

Physical Description

Contained within a box the set consists of one riveting tool, one wooden handled wire winding tool with a spiral or steel wire in situ, a spiral of copper wire, four pieces of mail made of large butted steel rings for demonstrating mail patterns, one box containing six individual, riveted rings and assorted unfinished rings and triangles of plate intended for making rivets.

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Burgess, E.M., 'The Mail-Maker's Technique' and 'Further Research into the Construction of Mail Garments', The Antiquaries Journal, XXXIII, 1953, 193-202 and 48-55