Would like any information on how to obtain any records pertaining to arms manufactured by the Henderson & Ames Company in the early 1800's. I have a sword with the inscription C.B. Waddell on the blade and am trying to determine if records were kept of orders and purchases from this company in an attempt to determine ancestory. This sword has been handed down many generations but exactly who was the original owner has been lost. There are many C.B. Waddell's in my lineage and would like to determine which one was the original purchaser. It also states on the blade that it was manufactured by the Henderson & Ames Co. of Kalamozoo, Michigan but does not have a date of manufacture. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.