Lead Moderator European Armoury
Join Date: Dec 2004
You can find Robert Sopring Garden listed in Boothroyds BRITISH GUNMAKERS directory as sword cuttler & gunmaker in at 200 Picadilly, in 1861, the at 29 Picadilly, 1862-77. He also appears in THE LONDON GUN TRADE bu E.Gooding & Peter A. Scott- Edeson
Here is a description of how Robert S. Garden, as a retailer, signed his mark in a cased percussion Tranter revolver, circa 1855:
" ... on the right of the barrel, finely engraved frame and top-strap decorated with scrollwork and shell ornament, the former signed by the retailer 'Robert Garden & Son 200 Piccadilly, London', border and scroll-engraved cylinder with roped forward edge, safety-stop, border and scroll- engraved rammer, trigger-guard and butt-cap, chequered walnut butt, and traces of original finish: in original lined and fitted oak case with accessories including James Dixon & Sons powder-flask, brass bullet mould numbered en suite, the interior of the lid with retailer's trade label 'Robert S. Garden, 29 Piccadilly London' ... "