Object Title

24 pr howitzer and carriage

24 pr howitzer and carriage

Date

1830-1870

Object Number

XIX.297

Provenance

Transferred from the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, 1972.

Physical Description

Short heavy barrel, the reinforce merging with the chase by a slight shoulder. The vent field which extends past the base ring is drilled for a lock. There is a tall dispart sight at the muzzle. The upper part of the breech is stamped with a large Broad Arrow.


Carriage
The howitzer is mounted on an iron frame garrison carriage with rear skids. The left cheek marked 24 Pr HOW tz B Broad Arrow on the side and on the top with the number 15

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 40.75 in (103.5 cm), Overall length: 48.6 in (123.3 cm) Weight: 15 cwt (762 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 15 (?)

Calibre

5.68 in (14.4 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Left trunnion: N2 Right trunnion: H & Co

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, P.87.

Notes

'Henckell & Co'
Wandsworth, London. Contractors to the Board of Ordnance, their guns often bore the incised mark H & Co or HC.