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March 18, 2014

Vintage Thompson Machine Gun

Vintage Thompson Machine Gun

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U.S. General John T. Thompson developed this iconic firearm in 1919. It eventually went into full production in the 1920s and became a favorite weapon of the military and law enforcement groups throughout the United States. The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Law Enforcement Unit still possesses two vintage “Tommy” guns.

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Bob McTeer talks about leading the Baltimore Branch and becoming president of the Dallas Fed.