The Elizabeth Colt Legacy foundation would like to acknowledge Denise Thirion and her outstanding work engraving our raffle revolver these past years.
Denise has announced her retirement and she has a wonderful portfolio of work.
Denise started her career in F. N. Browning’s engrav- ing department. At that time Browning’s engraving shop employed over 35 women. Denise studied the styles of the world’s renowned engravers and excelled at the work.
At age 20 Denise married fellow engraver, Angelo Bee, who also worked at Browning. Browning had started a new pioneer program that allowed engravers to work from their homes. She worked 14 years at F. N. Browning.
In 1971 Denise left Belgium and came to the United States. She set up shop in her home in Connecticut and through her sponsor worked as a contract engraver for A. A. White Engravers. The A. A. White Engravers shop contracted with the Colt Custom Shop.