A German Combined Wheel-Lock Spanner And Turnscrew
Lot 161
A German Combined Wheel-Lock Spanner And Turnscrew
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,605) inc. premium

Lot Details
A German Combined Wheel-Lock Spanner And Turnscrew
Early 17th Century
Of iron, with baluster stem of swelling octagonal section and fitted centrally with a diagonally-fluted rotating ring carrying a swivalling ring for suspension, and flattened above the turnscrew into a circle filled with Gothic tracery, the detachable head of octagonal section with two apertures for spindles
17.1 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Late Howard L. Blackmore, FSA, FGA (1917-1999), formerly Deputy Master of the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, Christie's South Kensington, Antique Arms and Armour, 12 July 2000, lot 340

    Literature:
    H.L. Blackmore, Firearms, 1964, p.44
    Idem, Guns and Rifles of the World, 1965, pl. 828, p. 103
    Frederick Wilkinson, Small Arms, 1965, pl. 33
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