Object Title

Artillery ammunition - Canister shell

Artillery ammunition - Canister shell

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XX.34

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Spherical case or shrapnel shell for 56 pr. There is a threaded hole for the fuse and the shell is still filled with musket balls and lead scraps. A wooden sabot is attached by means of thin metal straps, originally four in number, of which two are now missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Diameter: 7.8 in (198 mm) Weight: 45lb (20.4kg)

Calibre

8 in

Bibliographic References

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