Hand Gun Pin Badge is handmade by artisans in the UK. Presented with a Trivia Tag which tells the story of William Cantello and Maxim Harim. In particular, how Southampton-born engineer Cantello and the famous inventor Maxim Harim may in fact be one and the same. This Hand Gun Pin Badge makes the perfect gift for fans of history and pewter pin badges. It is also a quirky and unusual Southampton souvenir.
The lepel pin is made of solid lead-free pewter. It shows a detailed design of a short barrelled hand gun. Our lead-free pewter gifts are handmade here in the UK. Our lead-free pewter gifts are eco-friendly and recyclable. Each piece has a low carbon footprint, in line with our ethos at Made in:Here as we dislike carbon miles.
The story of the rapid-firing gun is linked to Southampton and features on a Trivia Tag which is presented with the pewter badge. The text reads as follows:
- In the 1880s, Southampton-born engineer William cantello ran a pub on Bargate Street, below which gunfire could be heard. Credited with the invention of the rapid-firing gun, he mysteriously vanished though it is thought he and Maxim Harim, celebrated inventor of the Maxim Gun, are in fact the same person.
Curious about Cantello? This BBC piece The Mystery Of The Vanishing Gun Inventor certainly will leave you wanting to know more!
The Hand Gun Pin Badge in solid pewter makes a quirky Southampton gift. You can find our range of heritage gifts in the gift shop of Southampton’s Sea City Museum as well as Tudor House and selected hotels accross the city including Highfield House Hotel and The Mercure Dolphin Hotel. For more Southampton gifts and pin badges, check out our Mayflower gifts.
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