Chuckmuck of very unusual type, having a heavy out

Chuckmuck of very unusual type, having a heavy outer cover of leather over the chuckmuck itself, perhaps to protect it from wet; chuckmuck (length 5 3/4 ins) has heavy mounts, all of iron, both back and front; those on flap, two large corner-plates engraved with conventional design of foliage, also three large bosses (two missing); those on back, four large-headed round rivets; on top, a heavy iron bar, cut on edges, bearing a very large suspension-ring and inner ring; outer cover (length 5 1/4 ins) of thick leather, covered both back and front with scarlet cloth (now much moth-eaten), with edging, etc., of stamped leather, and a border of round-headed rivets, of silver or nickel, close set, all round the edge, both back and front; top of cover slit to allow suspension-ring of chuckmuck to pass through when cover is in position; attached to inner ring by short leather strap is a very shallow cup-shaped toggle (diam 2 1/4 ins), turned in wood, and to suspension-ring a narrow leather belt (one end missing), made in 6-inch lengths, with an ornamental ring-and-loop, in silver or nickel, cut and engraved, between each length.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/993
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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