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Bacon Manufacturing Company

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Bacon Manufacturing Company   Norwich Connecticut November 9th, 1858 1868
This was the second firm formed by Bacon. Bacon was excluded from his company in 1864.

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Thomas Bacon was a former machinist of Allen and Thurber. His independent arms making starts when founding the Bacon and Company. His single-shot percussion pistol became one of Manhattan's initial offerings. In 1857 one year after the association with Manhattan he left the company not amicable and a lawsuit resulted.

His new company the Bacom Manufacturing Company was founded in 1858. This company produced percussion revolvers which were based on the design of Bacon and Joseph Gruber. In 1863 Charles Converse, the largest shareholder, forced Bacon out. The company than continued for several yeas until Converse and a few Bacon employees formed the Hopkins & Allen Company.

Bacon himself created the Bacon Arms Company but sold his intersts already in 1865. This firm continued under other management until 1888. The machinery was sold to Crescent Arms Company.

The Bacon Navy was based on C. W. Hopkins patent of May 27, 1862

.31 percussion caliber, 5 shot pocket revolver, 4", 5" or 6" octagonal barrel, made from 1866 to 1868

.31 percussion caliber, 5 shot pocket revolver, 4", 5" or 6" round barrel, made from 1866 to 1868

.32 r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, spur trigger, 4" or 5" octagonal trigger, flush fitted recoil shield, made from 1862 to 1868

.22 r.f. caliber, pocket revolver, spur trigger, 2 1/2" octagonal barrel, made from 1862 to 1868

.25 r.f. caliber, pocket revolver, spur trigger, 2 1/2" octagonal barrel, made from 1862 to 1868

.32 r.f. caliber, pocket revolver, spur trigger, 4" octagonal barrel, made from 1862 to 1868

.32 r.f. caliber, pocket revolver, with trigger guard, 4" octagonal barrel, made from 1864 to 1868

.32 r.f. caliber, pocket revolver, spur trigger, swing out dylinder, 4" octagonal barrel, made from 1860 to 1867

.38 r.f. caliber, Navy revolver 1st Type (remove cylinder by pulling out the front lever), spur trigger, 7 1/2" octagonal barrel, made from 1860 to 1865, based on Charles W. Hopkins patent 35,419

.38 r.f. caliber, Navy revolver 2nd Type (knurled disc at rear of cylinder), spur trigger, 7 1/2" octagonal barrel, made from 1860 to 1865, based on Charles W. Hopkins patent 35,419

.38 r.f. caliber, Navy revolver 3rd Type (swing out cylinder), spur trigger, 7 1/2" octagonal barrel, made from 1860 to 1865, based on Charles W. Hopkins patent 35,419