Object Title

Gun - Cast-Iron, 24-pounder.

Gun - Cast-Iron, 24-pounder.

Date

1747

Object Number

XIX.20

Provenance

Cast for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for service there and returned in1849 and transferred to the Tower of London thereafter.

Physical Description

Exactly alike together with XIX.21 and quite plain except for bold stepped mouldings at the muzzle and the usual astragal and ogee mouldings at muzzle, breech and the start of the two reinforces. The prominent cascabel has a long baluster-shaped button ending in a small round knobs; that on XIX.20 has been broken broken off and replaced. The right trunnion of each gun bears in relief the initials JF of the founder John Fuller. The first reinforce is incised with the weight 32-2-24

Techniques

Cast

Materials

Dimensions

NominalLength120 in.
NominalLength3048 mm
OverallLength136 in.
OverallLength3454 mm
OverallWeight1662 kg
OverallWeight3658 lbs
BoreWidth6.1 in.
BoreWidth155 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

Bore width 155 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Weight
32-2-24
First reinforce
Inscribed
Forger's mark
JF
Right trunnion
Inscribed

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, no.53 p.73.