A Cased Pair of Flintlock Pistols by Harrison & Thomson. With round sighted barrels, stamped Thomson & Co. London, decorated with bands of engraved bands of platinum, gold touch holes, with profusely engraved tangs cut with sighting grooves, stepped engraved locks, signed on silver ovals, decorated with scrolling foliage throughout, cocks decorated en suite, full-stocked in walnut, with engraved steel mounts decorated with foliage on the bow and pineapple finials, turned ramrod pipes, with loading rods. In original fitted and lined case, complete with unusual red leather covered flask and bullet mould.
Harrison & Thomson
Penelope Harrison & James Thompson (widow & son-in-law of John Harrison). Gunmakers, 18 Swan St., Minories, 1779-1803. Contractors to Ordnance and East India Co. Succeeded by James Thompson.
John Harrison Gunmaker, Swan St., Minories, c.1770-d. 1779. Contractor to Ordnance, 1777-8; East India Co., 1774-9. Contractors continued by widow, Penelope.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.