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Ells, Josiah

Name Street Town State From To
Ells, Josiah Short and Second Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1854 1859


Patent Date Remarks
10,812 April 25, 1854 view patent
RE652 April 25, 1854 view patent
11,419 August 1, 1854 view patent
RE806 September 6, 1859 view patent
17,032 April 14, 1857 view patent
AI265 February 21, 1860 view patent
17,143 April 28, 1857 view patent


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.28 caliber percussion, five or six shot revolver, open frame, bar hammer marked ELLS PATENT on its left and 1854 on its right side, most with 2 1/5" or 3" round barrel, about 625 were made from 1857 to 1859

1st model no 72, left side
1st model no 72, right side

.28 caliber percussion, six shot double action Percussion Pocket Model Revolver " 2nd Model", unfluted cylinders, 2,5", 3" and 3.75" octagonal barrel marked "J. Ells; Patent; 1854."

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.31 caliber percussion, five shot, double action, 3 1/4" octagonal barrel, full cylinder, closed frame but slightly cutted off on its right side to have the bare-type hammer passed, hammer marked on the left side
PATENT
and on its right side
E (nest letter is illisible) GA and date of 1854 (year of Ells patent no. 10,812)
APRIL 28 1857 (refers ths to Ells patent no. 17,032? However it was granted on April 14th 1857 already)

left side
right side
from top
view on hammer and cylinder
marking on hammer right side

.31 caliber percussion, six shot double action Percussion Pocket Model Revolver " 3rd Model", unfluted cylinders, 2,5", 3" and 3.75" octagonal barrel marked "J. Ells; Patent; 1854."

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.36 caliber percussion, five shot single action Pocket Revolver, fluted cylinders, 4" octagon barrel
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Three different models are known. Totally about 1,400 revolvers were produced.