I have an original 1853 pattern bayonet that I have had for a while. It has some makers markings on it that I cannot find any information about. I have attached some photos below, but I will describe the markings because my Cell's camera is not the highest definition.
Dimensions: 17'' blade, 3 inch socket, .8 inch inner diameter in the socket
On the blade:
A crown marking, with a "B" below, and "57" below the B
What I believe is a makers name in an arch shape. It looks like the mark was double struck by accident, but what I can make out looks like: W-H-G?-G?-T-?-S?-&?-S-O-N-S (letters with the "?" next to them are those I am uncertain of. "?" on its own means I have no idea)
On the socket:
I searched for a WH---- & Sons on Google in hopes of finding any info on British arms makers, but have come up totally empty handed. Any info would be greatly appreciated!