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This revolver was found in a locked box in the Director's room at London City Regional Office in 1990, along with 21 rounds of ammunition. Firearms were a surprisingly common sight in banks in the 18th and 19th centuries, where they were used for defending the bank in times of trouble.
Revolver, c1850

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