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Merrill, Thomas & Co.

Name Street Town State From To
Merrill, Thomas & Co.   Illion New York 1860 or 1861  
Merrill, Thomas & Co. 239 w Baltimore, forging shop 3 Lovely la Baltimore Maryland 1864  


Patent Date Remarks
     


Contract for
Ordnance department, October 25, 1861 600 Merrill carbines at $ 32 each, 60000 round and accroutements. All carbines were delivered on November 5, 1861.
Ordnance department, December 24, 1861 5000 Merrill carbines at $30 each
Ordnance department, 1862 and 1863 ?
Ordnance department, July 1864 (last contract) 1200 Merrill carbines at $18 each


Product
Sucessor of Merrill, Latrobe and Thomas when Ferdinand Latrobe left the company in 1860

In 1861 the company was contacted by Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for purchasing 1000 or 2000 Merrill carbines.

.54 caliber percussion, 1st Modell, breech-loader using paper cartridges, 22" round barrel with three groves, the paper shell was loaded with 50 grins black powder behind a .550 diameter bullet, marked J.H.MERRILL BALTO. PAT. JULY 1858 and APL 9. MAY 21-28-61

.54 caliber percussion, 2nd Modell, breech-loader using paper cartridges, 22" round barrel with three groves, the paper shell was loaded with 50 grins black powder behind a .550 diameter bullet, marked J.H.MERRILL BALTO. PAT. JULY 1858 and year of productio

Totally 14255 Merrill carbines and 770 Merrill rifles as well as five and a half millions of cardridges were baught by the U.S. Army.