The only reference that I have is to: Howard Arms Company: A Tradename used by the H.& D. Folsom Arms Company on "SHOTGUNS" they distributed. The name "Secret Service Special" was used bt the Rhode-Spencer Company of Chicagp, Ill. on pocket revolvers. IJ used the name Secret service Special on .32 cal. revolvers sold By "Biffer" of Chicago. Meridan Used the same name on .38 cals. also sold by Biffer of Chicago. Whitney Arms Company(yes, Eli) had an operating partner, aka Whitney-"Howard" that produced some revolvers, but they would have pre-dated the .38 S&W cartridge. Chances are that the revolver was produced for sale by one of the major retailers, like Sears, Mont. Wards.,etc. You can run your data by www.bluebookinc.com or wait for Forum member Bill Goforth to come on. Bill is the resident expert on these pocket type revolvers.