Chest Furniture; Pole ring (pair)
Time period: 14th Century
Product Dimensions: cf specifications
Copied from an armour chest, 14th Century in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow City Museums. Suitable for larger or heavy chests, the loop between the ring and staple allows the chest to be transported by means of a pole inserted into the ring, and carried by 2 people. Smaller chests would have a fixture in each end; larger chests would have 2 on each side and be carried like a litter.
Sold as a pair, each ring and staple has been hand forged. The ring is affixed by means of the staple, which is driven through the wall of the chest, and the protruding points clinched over.
Ring: 9.2 cm outside diameter, twisted 0.65 cm [1/4 inch] stock
Loop: 14cm long, 0.65 cm [1/4 inch] stock
Staple: 2.5cm wide x 11.4cm long, 0.65cm [1/4 inch] stock; This will accommodate up to 5cm thick timber.