Object Title

Long elbow gauntlet

Long elbow gauntlet



Object Number



First registered 25 June 2004 following return from loan to the Australian War Memorial [museum] (reg. no. 5567.001), being the remains of one of the Loans to the Dominions, sent out in 1921.

Physical Description

For the left hand, it comprises a single cuff, four metacarpal lames and a knuckle-plate, and remains of the original glove including two fingers with scales. The tubular cuff has a slight flange at the elbow and has a riveted seam at the inside. The upper main edge has a plain inward turn bordered by eighteen lining rivets with square washers retaining the original leather lining band and double incised lines. The lower main edge is concave, with a flattened outward turn. The metacarpal lames and knuckle plate overlap upwards and are cusped at the centre and at either side for the articulating rivet, each of which also retains the leather lining-band. The knuckle plate is shaped for the knuckles, each of which has a rivet with a square internal washer retaining fragments of the leather for the fingerscales. The subsidiary edges are bordered by double incised lines. The leather glove is torn from the lining band at the cuff, ripped up the centre of the wrist and has lost the thumbm, index and middle fingers. The exterior is painted black.


Dimensions: length 400 mm, diameter 175 mm Weight: 1290 g


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