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W. Horton

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of 199 Buchanan Street, Glasgow

  • 1855 Company established by William Horton.
  • 1895 His son Oliver Horton took over the firm.
  • 1914 Manufacturer of sporting guns, specialist in gunfitting. Specialities: high-class sporting guns, gunfitting viz. the suiting of the weapon to the shooter's build and aligning the gun so that when it is thrown to the shoulder it points at the spot the shooter is aiming at. Author of "Gunfitting, what it is, and what it does". [1]


of Reno Works, Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Harrow 1622

C. Horton Proprietor - 1929

  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturer of Billiard and Bagatelle Tables, Table Tennis Sets and Bats, Enamelled Beds with Spring Mattress, Boards and Easels, Wood Cranes, Golf, Hockey, Racquets, Rings and Dart Boards. Latest Novelties. (Stand No. C.38) [2]


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