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Whitney Armory

Name Street Town State From To
Whitney Armory   East Rock Connecticut 1798 1874


Patent Date Remarks
     


Contract for
Government, January 14, 1798 10000 Model 1795 Charleville muskets at $13.40 each.
Government, July 18, 1812 15000 muskets at $12 each. An additional of 3000 muskets were added to this contract
Government, August 15, 1822 15000 Model 1821 muskets at $12 each.
Government, October 22, 1842 7500 Model 1841 rifles at $13 each.
Government, March 27, 1848 7500 Model 1841 rifles at $12.875 each.
Government, February 6, 1849 2500 Model 1841 rifles at $12.875 each.
Government, March 24, 1855 100 Model 1841 rifles at $11.625 each.
Government, December 24, 1861 40000 Model 1861 rifled Springfield muskets.
Government, October 17, 1863 15000 Model 1861 rifled Springfield muskets.
Government, various 10000 Whitney of Plymouh Navy rifles .69 caliber muzzle-loaders, with Dahlgren knife-bayonet.
Government, various 11214 Whitney Navy revolvers.


Product
see Whitneyville Armory and Whitney Eli

In 1820 Whitney had $50000 invested and employed forty to fortyfive men and five to eight boys. He had waterpowered machinery. His production was about 2000 muskets annually.

Whitney died on January 8, 1826. The business was coducted by trustees from 1826 to 1842 when Eli Whitney Jr. assumed charge.

In the later years Samuel V. Kennedy's magazinre rifles, Eli Whitney III' Phoenix rifles, Burgess and Howard hammerless rifles and many others were produced.