Chaudun & Derivière← Go Back to see more Manufacturers of Pinfire Cartridges
Full Company Name: Chaudun & Derivière
Location: Paris, France
Chaudun & Derivière is the successor to Jules Joseph Chaudun's company.
I believe this company started somewhere around 1860 as that is the earliest reference I can find for the company.
This reference is from the Empire of the French Law Bulletin published in 1863, under the reign of Napoleon III, detailing public laws published between July 1862 - December 1862.
A rough translation of it is, "The transfer registered by the Secretariat of the Prefecture of the Seine, 11 December 1860 made a deed dated 26 November of the same year, society Chaudun and N. Derivière headquartered in Paris, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre n 17 by Mr. Chaudun father's rights to the patent for inventions of fifteen years he has taken, December 9, 1847 for provisions applicable to firearms and cartridges"
I believe this is transferring Chaudun's earlier cartridge patents from Chaudun to Chaudun & Derivière effective December 11, 1860, which means Chaudun & Derivière existed at least before December 11, 1860. At this time they were headquartered at 17 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, France.
Some of these same cartridges by Chaudun & Derivière have been dug up from a few different American Civil War battlefields such as Antietam, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Jefferson County, West Virginia and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.