An English Double-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss by Thomas Hewson of London, c. 1815

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Item ref: 4019

  • England, London
  • Steel, brass, walnut


Private collection, United Kingdom
Private collection, USA

Thomas Hewson is recorded working as a gunmaker at 133 Fetter Lane, London 1805-08, then at 36 Piccadilly, 1808-20. He may be the Thomas Hewson (b.1773) who emigrated to South Africa in 1820 and set up as a gunsmith in Grahamstown there.