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Henry Rifled Barrel Co

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of Blenheim Works, Eagle Wharf Road, Hoxton

Presumably makers of the rifled barrel invented by Alexander Henry

1873 Received an honourable mention at the 1873 Vienna Exhibition[1] in respect of steel barrels for small arms.

1874 One of 3 tenants of the Regents Canal Iron Works[2]

1874 "In the Matter of Letters Patent granted to Alexander Henry, of Edinburgh, in the county of Mid-Lothian, North Britain, Gun Maker, for the invention of "improvements in rifled fire arms," bearing this date at Westminster, the 15th day of November, 1860, No. 2802.

"NOTICE is hereby given, that it is the intention of the above-named Alexander Henry and the Henry Rifled Barrel Company Limited to present a petition to Her Majesty in Council praying Her Majesty to grant a prolongation of the term of the said Letters Patent."[3]

1875 Voluntarily wound up. The Liquidators were authorized to transfer and sell to the Henry Rifled Barrel Engineering and Small Arms Co Limited the whole of the liabilities, business, and property of the Henry Rifled Barrel Company Limited.[4]

1877 Exhibited the Blenheim horse tail shears which they made.

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 26 August 1873
  2. The London Gazette 3 July 1874
  3. London Gazette 1 May 1874
  4. London Gazette 1875