Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
When our building was requisitioned for the war effort during the second World War we were only given 48 hours to pack up all our collections!
Early six-shooter:This six shot percussion pepperbox revolver was made by Clough & Son of Bath (who were based on Southgate Street), c.1850. It has a fluted barrel block with six numbered chambers, each stamped with London proof marks. The rounded frame, chequered walnut 1-piece grip, and blueing (passivation) of the steel, are all testament to the fine craftsmanship of this piece.