Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Dublin Merchant 1779

Isaac Eades

Dublin Merchant


Image courtesy of The British Newspaper Archive.

Transcript of above:

Sporting -Tackle - Warehouse.

ISAAC EADES, at No 11, Ormond-quay, Dublin, (who served his apprenticeship to the late Mr. TUTLAND), respectfully returns sincere Thanks to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public, for all Encouragement they have been pleased to favour him with since his Commencement in Business and begs leave to inform them he is at present well assorted with every Article in the Sporting Way. He has a very great Variety of Powder-horns, Washing- rods, Brushes, Scrapers and Worms for MilitaryGentlemen. He also sells Fumigating Bellows, so much approved by most eminent Gardners. All of which will dispose of at the most reduced Prices. 
NB: Good Encouragement given to Country Merchants.

Dave Stroud. ramrodantiques.co.uk

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Birmingham Arms Fair. 8th September 2019.

Birmingham Arms Fair

Motor Cycle Museum

8th September 2019.

          Another very good fair and thanks to all those that visited our stand. See you here,                                                          November 10th 2019. 

                                            Dave Stroud. ramrodantiques.co.uk

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Benjamin Powell. Gunmaker. Dublin. Revolving Flintlock Carbine. c.1790

Benjamin Powell



Four Shot Revolving Carbine by Benjamin Powell. c.1790


                              Boxlock with Throathole Cock. Hand Rotated Cylinder.

Benjamin Powell Proof Mark Crowned "BP" with Crowned "P"

Side view showing striated frizzen.

Benjamin Powell was in partnership with Joseph Hall for a short period and a Revolving Carbine produced by them can be seen in our older post dated, 13/2/2016. This partnership opened at Joseph Hall's initail trading address, 149 Great Britain Street in 1785 and went on until circa 1787. Thereafter, Bejamin Powell traded alone from 1788 at 159 Abbey Street through to his death in 1796. Isabella Powell continued the business until 1798 at the 159 Abbey Street, Dublin address.

All photography courtesy of Craig Ross. 

Additional thanks to Matthew Schneiderman for bringing this weapon to our attention.

Dave Stroud. ramrodantiques.co.uk

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Edward Dory. Gunsmith Mallow.

Edward Dory



Photography courtesy of Andrew Bottomley. 

Edward Dory listed in Cork c. 1784. 
John Dory listed in Mallow c. 1746

Dave Stroud. ramrodantiques.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Henry Gallagher & George Pepper. Shooting 1828

Henry Gallagher


206/207 Gt Britain Street.


Illustration courtesy of Mr. John Hobson.

Image courtesy of The British Newspaper Archive.

Please refer to our older post with respect to both Henry Gallagher and George Pepper. 

Dave Stroud. ramrodantiques.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Wm & Jn Rigby Duelling Pistols.

Wm & Jn Rigby

24 Suffolk Street


 A Pair of French Cocked 20 Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols c. 1820 
Full Rain-Proof Pans. No Roller to Pan or Spring.

Wm & Jn Rigby Trade Card/Label Post 1830.

The above pistols carry the proof mark to "JR"( John Rigby) between  uncrowned "V" and uncrowed "P". The pistols having been assembled post 1817 (John Rigby's death).

Our thanks to the owner for photography and permission to publish.

Dave Stroud. ramrodantiques.co.uk


Monday, 26 August 2019

St Patrick's Day Special Measures. Limerick.

St Patricks Day Security


Kings County Chronicle. 22rd March 1848
Image courtesy of The British Newspaper Archive.

Dave Stroud ramrodantiques.co.uk