Object Title

Model mortar and bed

Model mortar and bed

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

XIX.948

Provenance

Presented 1 July 2003

Physical Description

The mortar is of bronze with dolphins and with the trunnions positioned at the reinforce. It bears a close resemblance to XIX.125 except that the tail of the dolphins are closed rather than the open tails of XIX.125. The bed is of wood, possibly oak, and iron. Two removable cap squares are evident held in place by pins on fixed chains. On one side the chains are missing as is one pin

Dimensions

Dimensions: Mortar length 190 mm, width across trunnions 165 mm. Bed length 395 mm, width 160 mm Weight: Mortar 6.8 kg, bed 3.6 kg

Calibre

2.375 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Brass plaque on bed inscribed 'Capt WILLIAM NORRIS RN 1800'

Associations

Places Britain