Z6480 Two .32 Williamson’s Patent Teatfire Cartridges
Description: Here is a nice group consisting of the two different versions of the .32 teat-fire cartridge. One is the early flat teat and the other is the later round teat. These cartridges were patented by David Williamson of Brooklyn, New York on January 5, 1864. The patent was assigned to the Moore's Patent Fire Arms Company of New York. Thomas states that the cartridge, "was developed explicitly for a revolver that could circumvent the Rollin White/Smith & Wesson patent." The nipple or teat held the fulminate while the casing held the ball and powder. The flat teat variants were known as the No. 1 cartridges while the round teats eventually became known as the No. 2 cartridges. These cartridges were manufactured expressly for the "National Revolver” produced by Moore's Patent Fire Arms Company of Brooklyn, New York. Both are nice examples with a dull copper case and spotting. The bullets are seated just above the cannelure on the casing.
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