A 1914 dated Folsom's Audley Safety Holster for the Colt New Service .455 revolver. The Audley Safety Holster Company was established in the early 1900s in New York. In the early 1900s, F. H. Audley moved his shop to 8 Centre Market Place, across from Police Headquarters. From this time, F. H. Audley filed many patents for various pieces of Police equipment which he developed and sold to many of the New York City Police Officers that utilised the services from his accessible location. The most famous of these inventions was the Audley Safety Holster which F. H. Audley applied for patents in 1912 and they were approved October 13, 1914. The holster incorporates a spring loaded steel catch in the body of the holster which securely holds the pistol in place. It can only be released by using the index finger to depress the catch. It is virtually impossible for anyone other than the person wearing the holster to do this. No other retaining strap is required. They were popular with many officers in WW1. This holster is in very good condition. It is complte with the metal sping catch inside that works perfectly. The stitching throughout is secure. The holster has a folded over belt loop which is secured with stitching and three metal rivets. The belt loop is stamped on the rear with "A145 OM386" and "Folsom's Audley Patented Oct 13 1914". The holster is a fine example of this holster. Please also see our WW1 1917-18 Colt New Service .455 Revolver stock number Sn 9122 which fits into this holster. The price includes UK delivery.