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Fragment of World War II incendiary bomb casing
Inscription: A paper label is tied to this fragment, inscribed: Sir John Soane's House & Museum / night of September 24-5 1940
Museum number: X1317
A fragment of the metal casing of the incendiary bomb which came through the North window of the Dining Room during World War II. It burnt a hole in the edge of the mahogany window-sill at the east end which is still visible.
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