Object Title

6 pr gun and field carriage

6 pr gun and field carriage

Date

1855

Object Number

XIX.212

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The base ring is inscribed S. ECCLES. 1855. The number of this gun is MMXXXVIII and the weight 5-3-18. The foundry numbers are N32 over 2038. This gun is in good condition not having been over polished


Carriage:
The gun is mounted on a block trail field carriage similar to No.213 but on this carriage the elevating screw is of the type correct for the gun, being bolted to the loops of the cascabel button. The axle-tree boxes, drag shoes and chain, breast chains are preserved

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 60 in (152.4 cm), Length cheek and trail: 108 in (274.3 cm), Diameter Wheels: 60 in (152.4 cm) Weight: 5 cwt 3 qtr 18 lb ((300 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2038

Calibre

3.7 in (9.4 cm)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.88.

Notes

Samuel Eccles, originally a Modeller, became Foreman of the Royal Brass Foundry at Woolowich, retiring in 1855 (W.O.47/2755. p.1511).