Mudlarked Metal Object & Silver brooch
Mudlarked Metal Object & Silver brooch
Mudlarked Metal Object & Silver brooch
Mudlarked Metal Object & Silver brooch
Mudlarked Metal Object & Silver brooch
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Mudlarked Metal Object & Silver brooch

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This piece of found metal from the foreshore could be a "touch hole reamer" or "gunner's pick". Made of copper alloy (which doesn't rust or spark), they were used to clear the touch hole, the small hole at the rear of a cannon or muzzleloading gun through which the charge was ignited, of powder and dirt*. It has been handstitched to the silver with silk threads, & has a stainless steel brooch pin.

Found object is approx 4.5cm long, & the silver is 3.5cm long & 2.25cm at it's widest point. UK postage is included.

* information taken from The London Mudlark's facebook page