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As we have said elsewhere, Blanch were not a particularly innovative gun maker, tending to use tried and tested mechanisms patented by their colleagues in the gun trade.
This was the day after his gunmaker uncle, Henry William Mortimer (child of Jackson Mortimer), arrived in Melbourne.
This was not a great success, John jnr emigrated to Australia later the same year and the business was sold to Samuel Mozeen in 1838.
John's emigration may have been connected to a legal dispute regarding a patent.
Many gamekeepers and patrons of the country's gun trade were wounded or killed in the trenches and to a large extent the hostilities brought an end to the heyday of the sporting gun trade.
Ironically, the war inspired several of the very few Blanch patents.