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Memphis Novelty Works

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Memphis Novelty Works   Memphis Tennessee 1861 1862


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Established in 1861 by Thomas Leech, a former cotton broker. Also known as Memphis Novelty Works, Thomas Leech & Company. Manufacturer of swords, sabers, knives, bayonets, and other edged weapons. In 1862 he was joined by Charles H. Rigdon who had associations with Dimick and Shawk and McLanahan. The company became Leech & Rigdon.