8, 1833, 500 rifles, "Indian guns"____ 6,739.06
18, 1833, 500 rifles, "Indian guns" 6,732.06 —> 1&39, "Guns for the Indians at $8.00, to i>e delivered when wanted, to Shuvkill Arsenal."
7, 1840, 6000 model 1819 muskets with oval patch-box, at $14.50 deliveries within 5 years.
(U. S. Public Document 383, No. 72; 365, No. 89; 1814, No. 315.)
Deterer, Adam—Committee of Safety musket maker of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1775-76.
Devane, James—Rifle and musket maker of New Hanover County, Carolina. Bom August 1, 1757. Served as a Minute Man in 1775. On the first day of June, 1776, he entered the State Gun Works in • the upper part of New Hanover County, near Black River. Remained 011 this assignment twelve months. Re-entered the army and was later commissioned captain.
Following the Revolution he re-engaged in gunsmithing. Still living October 31, 1832.
Devane, Jehu—Gunsmith of the District of Wilmington, North Carolina. With Richard Herring, established a public gun factory here in 1776. (This factory was authorized by Act of April 24, 17/6.) After considerable difficulty in getting organized they finally got into production and delivered one hundred muskets, three rifles and - six "smooth guns." A report dated December 5, 1788, states that the plant had been sacked and destroyed by Tories. (Pg. 169, Vol. XXT, State Records of North Carolina, Clark, Goldsboro, 1903. Pgs. 539-540, Vol. X, Colonial Records of Nor 111 Carolina, Saunders, N. D.)
De Witt—Riflemaker of Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, 1848-54.
Dewey, Samuel—Committee of Safety gunsmith. Active 1775-76 producing musket barrels and bayonets.
Dike—Committee of Safety musket maker at Bridgcwatcr, Mass. Active 1775-76.
Dickert, Jacob—Rifle maker of Lancaster, Pcnna. Active 1771-1803. Worked as a repairman on public arms during the Revolution. (Many references, Tax Lists, 3rd Series, Penna. Archives, 1771-82. Heads of Families, Penna., 1790. Pg. 1282, Annals of Congress, 1803.)
Dimick, H. E., Dimick & Folsom, Dimick & Co.—Horace K. Diinick. Born in Vermont, moving westward to Covington, Kentucky, thence to St. Louis, Missouri, where he established in 1849. Became associated with H. Folsom as Dimick & Folsom, 42 North Main St. In the late fifty's known as H. E. Dimick & Co. Employed about 25 hands. Died at St. Louis, August 29-30, 1874. Patented a method of rifling, January 13. 1857, No. 16377.
Disston & Sons, Henry—Noted tool manufacturers of Philadelphia. Produced swords and bayonets during the Civil War. artillery armor through the World War.
Dodds, James—Produced rifles, guns and pistols, breech-loading and muzzle-loading. Active at Xenia, Ohio, 1863-66, thence to Dayton until 1886.
Doning, Wilhelm—-Doning, a Westphalian journeyman blacksmith, worked at the Mount ITolly Forge. Middlesex, Cumberland County, Penssylvania. Here he produced wrought iron cannon during the Revolution, the first so constructed in the Colonies. One of these pieces fell into the hands of the British at the Battle of Brandywine and was sent to the Tower of London where it is still preserved. The British made efforts to secure the services of Doning but he remained steadfast to the American cause. He was pensioned under the l$w of 1818, and died at Mifflin, December 19, 1830, age ninety-four years.
Donn & Brother, James—Canton, 111. Produced breechloading shotguns, T880-84.
Dorsey & Bros., John E.—Baltimore, Md. Secured government contract for a roo 32-pounder carronades at $139.05, May 6, 1813.
Dow, Eli S.—Rifle and gunmaker of Dayton, Ohio. Active 1859-80.
Drepperd, Andrew—Riflemaker of Lancaster, Penna. Active 1848-57, Corner of King and Mulberry Sts.
Drepperd, John—Riflemaker of Lancaster, Penna., from about 1830 to
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