Object Title

Powder chamber for swivel gun - 4 pr Venetian swivel gun

Powder chamber for swivel gun - 4 pr Venetian swivel gun

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

XIX.320

Provenance

Acquired with XIX 318, 319 from Reciever of Wrecks, Teignmouth, June 1984

Physical Description

Plain cylindrical chamber with neck to fit barrel and wrought iron handle

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 11 in (28 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

(neck) 2 in (5 cm)

Associations

Places Venice

Notes

From the Church Rocks site, Teignmouth, thought to be the wreck of a 16th century Venetian Galley. It is a spare chamber for XIX.318. Tomaso Moretti, A General Treatise of Artillery, ( English translation by Sir Jonas Moore, 1683) states that Petrieri de Braga have 3 chambers each.
For full discussion, see XIX.318.