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Allen & Thurber Pocket-Sized Worcester Pepperbox Revolver

Object Name: Revolver with case and accessories (4)
Date: 1847-1854
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Medium: Wood, steel
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/4 in. ( 15.9 cm ) Part (barrel): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Container (box): 8 3/8 × 5 in. (21.3 × 12.7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Worcester
Description: Wood and steel revolver; ribbed barrel; nipple shield integral with frame and engraved with scrolls; stamped marks on bar hammer and barrel; rectangular, red velvet-lined formed box contains single-cavity bullet mold, ramrod, and sixteen lead pistol balls; box has small key in keyhole.
Credit Line: Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Object Number: 1941.600a-d
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Marks: stamped: hammer: "ALLEN'S PATENT/1845" stamped: barrel: "ALLEN & THURBER/WORCESTER"