Object Title

Handspike

Handspike

Date

1883

Object Number

XIX.46 A

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Wooden lever for insertion in the end of the trail of a gun a carriage. Used to manoeuvre the gun to alignment on the target. The flattened underside is stamped 6pr 1883 WD (ie War Department)

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 63.5 in (161.3 cm) Weight: 7 lb 11 lb (3.4 kg)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, P.186.

Notes

Associated with No.XIX.46 in the 1916 'Inventory', but does not in fact belong. Cf. XIX.46B.