Allen & Thurber Pocket-Sized Worcester Pepperbox Revolver

Allen & Thurber Pocket-Sized Worcester Pepperbox Revolver
Title
Allen & Thurber Pocket-Sized Worcester Pepperbox Revolver
Date 
1847-1854
Medium 
Wood, steel
Dimensions 
barrel length: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) Overall: 6 1/4 in. ( 15.9 cm ) box: 8 3/8 x 5 in. ( 21.3 x 12.7 cm )
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
Marks 
stamped: hammer: "ALLEN'S PATENT/1845" stamped: barrel: "ALLEN & THURBER/WORCESTER"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group