Eli Whitney, New Haven, CT, 1826 - 1888,
Moving the ring trigger revolves the cylinder. The movement gave the revolver the nickname "walking beam" like a steam locomotive.
Whitney Beals' pocket revolver nicknamed "walking beam",
matching serial # on
strap and on both
grips 224, caliber .31 percussion, 3" octagonal barrel with fixed front sight and over
the bridge inscribed, BEALS patent on left side of frame, 7-shot cylinder. While the barrel shows good bluing, the rest changed to
grayish, good varnished grips. In good working order and NRA very good condition.
Flayderman's # 5J-091: 1854 patent date, about 2,300 made. $3,000.
Whitney "hooded cylinder", serial # 79, caliber .28 percussion, 6" octagonal barrel with fixed front sight and maker's inscription
Whitney manufactured only about 200 of these Hooded Cylinder Model revolvers circa 1850 to 1853.