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Massachusetts Arms Co. Adams Patent Pocket Revolver presented to Frank E. Brownell

Massachusetts Arms Co. Adams Patent Pocket Revolver presented to Frank E. Brownell

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Description
This.31 caliber Adams Patent Pocket Revolver was engraved for presentation to Frank Brownell by the New York Board of Brokers on May 29, 1861. Brownell became something of a celebrity as the avenger of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, who was killed at the Marshall House hotel in Alexandria, VA, on May 24, 1861.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
revolver
revolver, percussion
date made
ca 1861
patentee
Adams, Douglass
associated person
Brownell, Frank E.
maker
Massachusetts Arms Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 19.685 cm x 10.795 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
AF.6970
catalog number
6970
accession number
30411
serial number
386
Credit Line
Frank E. Brownell
subject
Civil War
Firearms
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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