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Armed Weapons

 

 

Land Transport Corps private's hanger, 1870s

Land Transport Corps private's hanger, 1870s

This Romanesque-type Infantry sword, known as hanger, belonged to a private of the Land Transport Corps stationed in the New Territories in 1870s. It was unearthed in Lau Fau Shan in 1973.

Accession No.: E73.16
Length: 24 cm
 


 

Sword belonged to Admiral Sir W M Dowell

Sword belonged to Admiral Sir W M Dowell

Dowell was the Commander-in-Chief of the British Naval Forces on the China Station from 1884 to 1885.

Accession No.: E97.1050
Length: 95 cm
Width: 10 cm
 


 

Bow of the Qing Officer

Bow of the Qing Officer

This bow with 50 pounds of draw strength was produced in 1875 by Xueji, a famous bow-maker in northern China. This kind of bow was widely used by the Qing garrisons at coastal batteries in the 1860s.

Accession No.: LN030
Length: 100 cm
 


 

Trench periscope used by the Japanese Army

Trench periscope used by the Japanese Army 

Accession No.: E90.2307
Length: 46 cm
Width: 11 cm


 

Gas mask used by the Japanese Army

Gas mask used by the Japanese Army

Accession No.: E99.65.a
Length of mask: 21.5cm
Height of can: 13.9cm