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Berdan, Hiram

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Berdan, Hiram   New York and Washington DC in late 1880s New York 1860s  


The changement in Berdan's signatures on his patents as of end 1860s tock me wonder as more as on his last patent the signature resemble again thoses of his much earlier patents in 1860s. Fore a moment I suspected two different persons.
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45,898 January 10, 1865 Improvement in Rifeling Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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45,899 January 10, 1865 Improvement in Rifeling Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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45,901 January 10, 1865 Improvement in Attaching Bayonets to Fire-Arms
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46,292 February 7, 1865 Improvement in Cartridges for Breech-Loading Rifled Fire-Arms
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51,991 January 9, 1866 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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52,818 February 27, 1866 Improvement in Metallic Cartridges
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52,925 February 27, 1866 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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53,388 March 20, 1866 Improvement in Priming metallic cartridges
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82,587 September 29, 1868 Improvement in Metallic Cartridges
assigned to the Berdan Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company, New York
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85,162 December 22, 1868 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
assigned to the Berdan Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company, New York
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101,418 April 5, 1870 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
assigned to the Berdan Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company, New York
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157,783 December 15, 1874 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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478,215 July 5, 1892 Operating submachine guns
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