F.W.H. Percussion Caps


#1

Can anyone tell me know who is F.W.H.? Tin box is marked: “F.W.H TRADE MARK LONDON”.


#2

I know of a F. W. Hart, but the address is 39 Queen St. Scarborough, He was a shot shell retailer


#3

Not one that I have a record of! Do you have any other information on the tin Fede?

It might not even be a name! It could be a place or a slogan.

i.e.
V.W.H. Trade Mark/Name belongs to Henry Pullan it stands for “Vale of the White Horse” an area near the gunmaker.


#4

Hi Fede.
I have the same tin (raised lettering stamped on iron top). I have done quite a bit of research on both the makers (or sellers initials) and patent initials and have not come up with anything yet. Does your tin have a side wrap around label? Mine does, but it is very worn and not readable.

Cheers,
Will.


#5

Have you a picture ?
It could helps me to check if it is sfm made.
JP


#6

Thanks everybody for the help. Will, no, it does not have remnants of a label.

Here is a picture of the markings of another example of this box (from a WR cased pistol):

H


#7

The mark looks remarkably like an English(or American) hallmark that would be found on silver or gold and some other metals. WAG???


#8

Sportsclay you are probably onto something. Most of the small cap makers were makers of buttons or other small brass thingies. Also Jewelers and gunmakers also made caps. I have gone through the gunmakers with no luck. Now I will go through the button makers and then the London jewelry makers. Thank for the idea.
W.


#9

Will, I have already done the silver and goldsmith’s when I made the post two days ago, used various databases with out any luck. I did not try buttons, didn’t think of that possibility!

I also used this https://www.gov.uk/search-for-trademark but I never seem to get good results from this, must be the way I use it.