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N. PETERS PHOTO-t ITHOGRSPHEN WA>HINGTON 0. 0.
JAMES H. HAWES AND ORVILLE W. BROOK OF MONROETON; PENNSYL-
VANIA ASSIGNORS TO JAMES H. HAWES.
Letters Patent No. dated October 4 1870.
IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-CRACKER PISTOLS.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
is turned at aright angle to engage with the ratchet-teeth is carried up as the hammer is drawn back. This motion of the spring is just sufficient to bring a barrel or chamber of the cylinder directly under the face of the hammer.
J is a piece of punk or "touch-wood " connected with the hammer in any manner which is lighted as indicated in the drawing for setting fire to the fuse E of the cracker.
The fire may be communicated to the fuse by a match-cord attached to the hammer and the punk may be confined in a tube and pass through the hammer or in any other manner as may be deemed best.
On the side of the pistol opposite the spring I there is a holding-spring I' as seen in the dotted lines in fig. 1 which' holds and keeps the cylinder steady as the cracker is fired.
K is the trigger which is an extension of the hammer. The latter acts as a lever which has its fulcrum on the part of the spring I which passes through the stock.
By pulling the trigger the ignited punk J is brought in contact with the fuse E of the cracker and so on for each cracker in the cylinder as the pistol is cocked and the trigger is pulled.
Having thus described our invention
We claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-
1. The pistol A B C F H I for discharging firecrackers .all its parts being constructed and operating substantially as shown and described.
2. The sliding casing C around the chambers of the cylinder substantially as and for the purposes de-scribed.
3. In combination with the hammer and ratchet wheel the spring I arranged to operate substantially as and for the purpose specified.
JAMES H. HAWES. O. W. BROCK. Witnesses :
W. H. HAWES
To an whom it may concern:
Be it known that we JAMES H. HAWES and OiEV'ILLE W. Bitocr of Monroeton in the county of Bradford and State of Pennsylvania have invented a new and useful Improvement in Revolving Fire-Cracker Pistol; and we do hereby declare that the following is a full clear and exact description there-of which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification.
This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in a pistol for boys and consists in a revolving chambered cylinder for discharging fire-crackers constructed arranged and operating as hereinafter more fully described.
In the accompanying drawing .
Figure 1 represents a longitudinal view of the pistol partly in section showing the general arrangement of parts.
Figure 2 is a vertical cross-section of fig. 1 on the line x x.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A is the stock.
B is the cylinder provided with six more or less chambers which is fastened to the stock by a central screw around which it revolves.
The chambers are open to the outer surface of the cylinder as seen in the drawing and the cylinder is covered by an outer casing C which slides forward when the crackers are introduced.
D represents the crackers.
E the fuses attached thereto which pass through small opertures at the breech end of the chambers as seen in the drawing.
On the breech end of the cylinder is a ratchet F with teeth g corresponding in position and number with the chambers in the cylinder. These teeth g are distinctly seen in fig. 2.
The cylinder is revolved in the act of cocking or drawing back the hammer H by means of the spring I. This spring passes into the stock and is rigidly attached to the hammer so that its other end which