Object Title

2 pr swivel gun

2 pr swivel gun

Date

1840

Object Number

XIX.219

Provenance

Transferred from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in 1959 together with XIX.220

Physical Description

The piece has a short traversing lever of brass in place of the cascabel button. The first reinforce is incised with a Broad Arrow, and the base-ring is inscribed W. North. 1840. There is a vent-patch, to the right of which are two screw-holes for fastening a percussion-tube lock

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 36 in (91.4 cm), Overall length: 45 in (114.3 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

2 in (5 cm)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, P.85.

Notes

'William North'
Appointed Foreman of the Brass Foundry at Woolwich Arsenal in 1813; succeeded Cornelius King as Acting Founder in 1822, retired 1827. (W.O.47/2630, p.1143).