Object Title

Leather case

Leather case

Date

1900-1999

Object Number

XIX.918 A

Physical Description

Stitched leather case for attachment to the right hand side of the gun carriage to house the dial sight. It comprises a coffin-shaped leather container reinforced with steel. The container is built-up to the shape of the dial sight with an unknown substance that is leather covered. At the top and on either side of the box is a reinforced steel strip rivetted through the leather. The front of the box consists of a leather lid that was at one time attached to the box along its base and with two thin pieces of leather stitched to the inside. Inside the leather lid positioned in the middle of its face is a small steel bridge faced with leather to hold the sight in position. This is held in position itself by two rivets. On the lids outer face is a doubly rivetted brass catch to which a strap of leather engages. It is minus its fittings. On the left side of the box are affixed two leather straps, one runs around the rear of the box through fittings on the gun carriage, the other is much shorter and engages a buckle on the gun carriage. Below this strap is a metal fitting which engages a tongue on the carriage to hold the box in place. On the right hand side of the box there is a buckle to which the longer leather strap affixed to the left hand side of the box attaches. Below this is a short leather strap which engages a buckle on the gun carriage. Below this strap is a metal fitting which engages a tongue on the carriage to hold the box in place. All outer surfaces of the box have been painted with a black lacquer

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 325 mm, width 205 mm, depth 200 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Board of Ordnance Broad Arrow on front face

Associations

Places Britain