Volume 2 of the "British Shotgun, by Baker and Crudgington, Chapter 11,pages174-176 provides a comprehensive review of the Needham ejector patent,1205 0f 1874.Here we see pictures of both Joseph Needham and George Hinton. George Hinton is credited with being the gun maker that assisted Needham with developing and refining and manufacturing the Needham ejector. In any event, George Hinton was from his share of the profits able in 1885 to purchase the business of George Sheppard a gun maker in Taunton, Devonshire. The name of this business was changed to,George Hinton,the business continued for more than 40 years.
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