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Rupertus, Jacob

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Rupertus, Jacob   Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1858 1900


Patent Date Remarks
23,711 April 19, 1859 Revolver
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23,952 May 10, 1859 Priming cock
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25,142 August 16, 1859 Primer
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37,059 December 2, 1862 Revolver
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43,606 July 19, 1864, reissued October 28, 1873 Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
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69,707 October 8, 1867 Improvement in Cartridges for Fire-Arms
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121,199 November 21, 1871 Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
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165,369 July 6, 1875 Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
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169,848 November 9, 1875 Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
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209,925 November 12, 1878 Breech loading Fire-Arms
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633,734 September 26, 1899 Lock for Firearms
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17,520 November 18, 1899 Improvements in Fire Arms
British patent
3202 September 15, 1900, Rupertus applied for this patent on August 29, 1899 but got it only after his dead Lock for Firearms
Austrian patent


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Jacop Rupertus was born in 1827 and died July 30, 1900. In his late days he lived at 5519, Royal Street, Germantown, in the City and County of Philadelphia.

Jacob Rupertus, Sr., died Monday in Montgomery township, aged 73 years. His remains were taken to Philadelphia Wednesday evening, where the funeral was held on Thursday. Ambler Gazette, August 2, 1900

Trademark:
Empire
Empress

Dealer and manufacturer of inexpensive handguns. Owner of the Rupertus Patented Pistol Manufactory.

.22 short r.f. caliber, double barrel Derringer, side swing barrel
.22 short r.f. caliber, single shot Derringer, side swing barrel
left side right side open for loading

.32 short r.f. caliber, single shot Derringer, side swing barrel
left side right side

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame
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.22 short r.f. caliber, 8 shot pepperbox, spur trigger
left side right side

.25 caliber percussion, Pocket revolver, 3 1/8" barrel
.25 short r.f. caliber, 6 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame
.32 short r.f. caliber, single shot Derringer, side swing barrel
.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot Navy revolver
.38 short r.f. caliber, single shot Derringer, side swing barrel
.41 short r.f. caliber, single shot Derringer, side swing barrel
.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot Army revolver, 7 " octagonal barrel
.45 caliber percussion, single shot Derringer, styled after Henry Deringer, 4" round barrel
Derringer left side
Derringer right side

Rupertus percussion revolvers were made in three sizes
- army, navy, and pocket - none of which reached full production status. All were six shot and unmarked. The pocket size was made in both iron and brass frame. Except for the iron frame pocket, all had the pawl for revolving the cylinder attached to the base of the hammer, which was mounted on the right side of the gun. Only the army size had side operating loading lever of the patent.

12 gauge single shot shotgun, 30" barrel
12 gauge single shot shotgun, 32" barrel
sold in the 1880s at about 14 to 18$. Blued with black walnut stocks, case hardened mountings, twisted barrel.

Thanks to Neil for the images of his Rupprtus shutgon which was patented November 12, 1878. As it is difficult finding information about Rupertus shotguns I will appreciate any comments.

Shotgun, left side
left side a little closer
left side when opened
right side in loading position
right side in loading position from a little behind