Dupont rifle powder Tiny can info needed


#1

Hello all been off line a bit, anywot any one have info on this Powder Tin it has paper lable and stands about 2 and 3/4 inches tall and was sold by JL Farquharson Rome NY.


Thanks in advance for any help.


#2

John L. Farquharson operated a small gun shop and hardware store on Spring St. in Rome, NY (Oneida county) in the late 1800’s He is listed in business in Jan 1883. Don’t know much about this can or if it is earlier or later. Pretty neat though. I have several powder cans with the dealers name on them. They bought bulk powder and repackaged it with their labels I believe.
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Died in 1890 Rome NY.
files.usgwarchives.net/ny/oneida … -johnl.txt
He did some gun repair work for the City of Rome police dept. and recieved $8.50 for his services in 1882.


#3

According to the 1880 United States census John L. Farquharson was born in New York in 1828. That census lists him as the chief of police of Rome, N.Y. Jack