Object Title

Detached wheellock lock

Detached wheellock lock

Date

1670

Object Number

XII.1231 B

Provenance

From the Norton Hall Collection. Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund, 1942. Formerly in the collection of Beriah Botfield (1807-1863) at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire. The Norton Hall collection number was 180 and it was described as a 'gun'. Norton Hall was acquired by Beriah Botfield's grandfather Thomas Botfield (who died in 1801) and who had acquired it from the descendants of Nicholas Breton for the sum of £37,000. His son Beriah Botfield restored Norton Hall to its former glories. Tthis collection would appear to have been formed in the 1840's. The collection was finally purchased for the nation from Lady Beatrice Thynne on the occasion of her death. The full sum paid for the collection, some 556 objects or so, would appear to have be £2,650 and the purchase was negotiated with Lady Weymouth who was acting attorney for Lord Weymouth (who was away on active service), who was tenant - for - life of the property ( the collection had been settled on Lord Weymouth for life by Lady Thynne.).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 9.5 in Weight: 2 lb 2 oz

Firearms/Artillery

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