Rick wrote:I'm just wondering if it's something to do with a cannon - what's the thingy that the slow match was wound round and used to fire the cannon? Linstock! Could it be something like that?
Any chance of you putting a ruler or something by the side of it to give an idea of scale?
Lucius Vorenus wrote:Whoops, yes scale would be useful!
The length of the main part is 21cm/ 8.5 inches.
Would a British linstock have had a hinge?
Invisible officer wrote:Missed that post somehow .
It's surely not from a linstock. The only similar item I can remember was a special pair of pliers to handle very hot items. The straight part was fixed to a pole and the curved one had a rope to close the tooll from a distance.
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