Monday, October 26, 2009

Collectible Eliphalet Remington Autograph

Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861), was born in Suffield, Connecticut. He was a blacksmith and at age 23, he hand-made a revolutionary sporting rifle using a firing mechanism bought from a dealer, producing the barrel himself from scrap iron in his smithing shop

The gun received such an enthusiastic response that Remington decided to manufacture it in quantity, and formed the firm of E. Remington and Sons, which he headed until his death in 1861. What began as a one-man enterprise has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of sporting arms.

By the mid-1800s the gun had become immensely popular with American sportsmen. The company continued to grow and gradually began the manufacture of other goods such as bicycles, burglar alarms, gasoline-powered engines, and typewriters.

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