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Tonks, Alfred

Name Street Town State From To
Tonks, Alfred 49 Union Street (in 1873) Boston Massachusetts 1856  
Tonks, Alfred   Malden, Middlesex county Massachusetts   1889

Patent Date Remarks
16,411 January 31,1857 Improvement in Locks of Fire-Arms
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410,235 September 3, 1889 Fire-Arms, Daniel A. Draper and Alfred Tonks patent
Patent drawing
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The Tonks revolver is one of the simplest self-cocking revolvers patented in the percussion era. It contains but five working parts, only sixteen parts in all, with no cylinder stop. Fewer than 25 were made.