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  Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
Inventor Simon Lake (1886-1914) designed submarines that were adopted by the U.S. Navy and were produced in Bridgeport after 1913.
Clearly, Connecticut's inventors were motivated by a desire for financial reward as well as by their fascination with technology.
Inventors working individually or for small companies have produced as many fundamental inventions as have those employed by very large firms.  Complicated products have been developed by research teams working for large companies: helicopters (Sikorsky Aircraft); electronic video recording equipment (CBS Research Laboratories, Stamford); and high-performance jet engines (Pratt and Whitney Aircraft).
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 Smith & Wesson Biography Summary
Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson formed a firearms manufacturing partnership in Springfield, Massachusetts, that held many patents in the mid-1800s.
Smith and Wesson NASDAQ: SWHC (SandW) is the largest manufacturer of handguns in the United States.
Smith and Wesson may be best recognized as the brand of choice for Dirty Harry, the movie cop who warned punks his.44 Magnum was "the most powerful handgun in the world." But that was in 1971, and much has changed in the past 36...
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 Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson Biography
Smith, born in Cheshire, Massachusetts, moved to Springfield at the age of four, and upon completing his public school education, joined his father working in the United States armory as an apprentice.
Smith retired from the business in 1855, when Wesson became superintendent ofthe Volcanic Arms Co., and they sold their patents to the company.
Smith and Wesson improved their inventions with patents of their own and those purchased from other inventors.
www.madehow.com /inventorbios/21/Horace-Smith-and-Daniel-Baird-Wesson.html   (434 words)

  
 Horace Smith (inventor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horace Smith (born Cheshire, Massachusetts, 1808 - died 1893) partnered with Daniel B. Wesson in Norwich, Connecticut in the early 1850s to develop the first repeating rifle, the Winchester rifle.
Smith also patented a metallic cartridge in 1854.
This article about an engineer, inventor or industrial designer is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horace_Smith_(inventor)   (93 words)

  
 SIC 3484 Small Arms – FREE SIC 3484 Small Arms Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find SIC 3484 Small Arms Research
Smith and Wesson Corp. Smith and Wesson was the leading manufacturer of small arms in the United States in 2002, and the second largest producer of hand guns (behind Sturm, Ruger).
Smith and Wesson's most popular revolver was the.38 Special, widely used by police officers, both in the United States and abroad.
Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed their first partnership in 1851, creating the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., which they later sold to Oliver F. Winchester.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G2-3434500330.html   (5899 words)

  
 SSAA - Our FREE Stories - 150 years with Smith & Wesson - by 'Doc' O’Meara
Smith & Wesson were among them, though to a much lesser extent than other such firms because of their more limited product line and lack of government contracts.
Heretofore their revolvers had been designed so that they latched at the forward end of the lower frame and the barrels tipped up, hinged at the front of the upper frame, in order to load cartridges and remove the cylinder to extract cases by means of a push rod under the barrel.
Smith & Wesson have, in recent years, waxed nostalgic and, through the auspices of one of the United States’ leading firearms distribution firms, Lew Horton, have reintroduced variations of revolvers closely similar to late 19th and early 20th century offerings.
www.ssaa.org.au /stories/handguns-150-years-with-smith-and-wesson.html   (2119 words)

  
 WIRRIPANG - Horace Keats - An Australian Composer
The home birth of their first son, Horace Russell, on 23 August, 1921, at Stanmore, was so traumatic that she ceased to sing for a period of three years.
Horace Keats was made librarian in charge of orchestral music and John Holland, who was the first boy appointed in the early broadcasting days, was placed in charge of vocal and instrumental music.
Horace Keats sold all the family possessions to obtain tickets for this trip back home and, with the assistance of Peter Dawson and Harold Williams, secured a position with the BBC as a conductor.
www.australiancomposers.com.au /composers/horacekeats/chapter2.html   (7280 words)

  
 Horace G. Martin - Part One : The Telegrapher
Horace as a youth spent his time at the train depot in Adairsville were he first learned telegraphy.
She was the cousin of Alexander Stephens, the former vice president of the Confederacy, and the daughter of James M. Stephens who, like Martin, had similar roots as a telegrapher with the Western and Atlantic Railroad, and later became the superintendent of Western Union's southern operations.
Horace Martin was one of fifteen telegraphers competing as a receiver in this class and was one of eight from Western Union of New York City.
www.telegraph-history.org /horace-g-martin/hgmp1.htm   (2180 words)

  
 Friends of the Hunley
Horace L. Hunley, James McClintock and Baxter Watson were the three main innovators and designers behind the Confederate secret weapon concept that would eventually lead to the H.L. Hunley.
On December 29, 1823, Horace Lawson Hunley was born in Sumner, Tennessee.
Horace Lawson Hunley of New Orleans would end up giving more than his fortune and name to the world's first successful submarine.
www.hunley.org /main_index.asp?CONTENT=BUILDERS   (384 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Horace
Horace S. Clark (1840 1907) came to Mattoon in 1865, admitted to the bar in 1868, city police magistrate, and judge of Common Pleas Court 1870, Illinois Senate 1880-84, National Republican Convention 1888, assumed control of Mattoon Clear Water Co. 1890...
Horace Mann Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man, - the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris are 'dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude.
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 Horace - Qwika
Horace Harkness Horace Harkness is a fictional character in the...
Horace Waller Photo by Peter Bennett Horace Waller was an English recipient of the...
Horace Bury appears as one of the minor...
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 Victorian England
The Smith & Wesson military and police revolver is one of the most popular double-action revolvers.
One of the first practical revolvers was the Colt Paterson, patented in England in 1835 by Samuel Colt, a U.S. inventor.
In 1857, the U.S. inventors Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson began producing revolvers that used cartridges.
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Smith's major thesis in the WEALTH OF NATIONS was that, except for limited functions (defense, justice, certain public works), the state should refrain from interfering with the economic life of a nation (see LAISSEZ-FAIRE).
Smith sought to show how competition in the marketplace would lead businessmen to supply the goods consumers want, to produce these goods efficiently, and to charge only what they are worth.
Smith claimed, perhaps somewhat unfairly, that MERCANTILISM confused money and wealth, ignoring the fact that the only real purpose of money is to purchase goods.
www2.tltc.ttu.edu /Schneider/1301/1301_c13.htm   (2702 words)

  
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Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, was awarded one of those contracts and was for a time erroneously credited as the inventor of mass-produced ‹rearms with interchangeable parts, in large part because of a rigged “demonstration” in Washington before President John Adams and other dignitaries.
Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed a partnership in 1852 to manufacture a handgun that ‹red a fully self-contained cartridge.
Smith and Wesson is today the leading revolver maker in America, producing 41 percent of domestic manufacture in 2000.
www.press.umich.edu /pdf/gun_litigation-ch3.htm   (6909 words)

  
 Text of References in the Patent Office Pony
It can only apply to some new thing that an inventor has created, and if during the few years that we permit the creator to enjoy his own we are not willing to pay for sharing that improvement with him it is always our right to use the thing we had before.
A host of inventors came before them, with the inventor of Bessemer steel at their head, and made it wholly evident that without the incentive and protection of a patent law no inventor will invent and no capital will take the hazard of investment in an untried thing.
The thirty-five dollars are no part of the consideration moving from the inventor; they are demanded and paid for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Government in passing upon the application and keeping a record of the transaction.
www.ipmall.fplc.edu /hosted_resources/PatentHistory/poar1891.htm   (3992 words)

  
 Carriage Museum of America
Reynolds, like all other inventors, met with very little encouragement in his first efforts to introduce his invention, and became disgusted with the indifference of those who should have been most interested in this great improvement.
As this improvement caused a revolution in the principles governing the working of the rim in making a wheel, we will consider it in detail, as it is of the greatest importance that it be understood.
In 1853 the firm of Smith and Barlow were formed in Bridgeport, Conn. The members of the firm were Daniel Barlow, Henry Barlow and Horace Smith.
carriagemuseumlibrary.org /wood_bending.htm   (4172 words)

  
 Text of References in the Patent Office Pony
It can only apply to some new thing that an inventor has created, and if during the few years that we permit the creator to enjoy his own we are not willing to pay for sharing that improvement with him it is always our right to use the thing we had before.
A host of inventors came before them, with the inventor of Bessemer steel at their head, and made it wholly evident that without the incentive and protection of a patent law no inventor will invent and no capital will take the hazard of investment in an untried thing.
The thirty-five dollars are no part of the consideration moving from the inventor; they are demanded and paid for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Government in passing upon the application and keeping a record of the transaction.
www.myoutbox.net /poar1891.htm   (3992 words)

  
 The Internet Gun Club - Articles/News
It was not a great commercial success, and its brilliant inventor moved on to dirigible airship design, forming an ill-fated partnership with the English gun maker, Durs Egg.
In 1829, Clement Pottet, who had worked for Pauly, took out a patent for a cartridge with a removable base incorporating a pocket for priming compound, or in which a percussion cap could be placed over a central nipple.
Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson took this further when they created a rimmed cartridge holding a small powder charge, and developed a breech-loading revolver to fire it.
www.internetgunclub.com /articles/showarticle.php?id=43   (2090 words)

  
 Gun Inventors
Technology was developing at a faster pace than anyone could have imagined; the need for powerful guns was felt and the machine gun seemed to be in the center of attention, sharing the stage with the new generations of rifles.
Arthur Savage was one of the main gun inventors and manufactures of the 19th century.
And what is most amazing about Smith and Wesson’s recent history is that they have started to market various gun accessories, not to mention handcuffs and brand name apparel.
www.guncollectorsclub.com /gun_inventors.htm   (1642 words)

  
 TNT - TRUTH ... not TASERS: Tasers safer than police batons, guns, inquiry told
Were they still alive, gunsmiths Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson would face less criticism, fewer accusations about their gear.
Smith insisted that Tasers are safer than such other police tools as batons, pepper spray and firearms, when it comes to subduing and apprehending criminal suspects and violent individuals.
Smith's info-packed session was the video still on every-one's mind-- the one made with a cellphone last autumn at Vancouver International Airport.
truthnottasers.blogspot.com /2008/05/tasers-safer-than-police-batons-guns.html   (2300 words)

  
 Guns & Gunleather - The Coming Of Breechloaders & Repeaters
The first to produce a successful metallic cartridge in the United States was the team of Horace Smith and Samuel B. Wesson, soon to be famous in gun annals as "Smith & Wesson," but others followed them in quick succession.
The young men included the gifted Horace Smith, Samuel R. Wesson and R. Tyler Henry, all of whom were working on the Lewis Jennings patent for a repeating rifle.
Smith, Wesson and Henry improved the Jennings rifle, using Winchester's and others’ capital, and produced the so-called Volcanic repeating rifles and pistols.
www.jcs-group.com /oldwest/guns/rifle1.html   (2453 words)

  
 Review 3
Daniel Smith and Horace Wesson (yes, that Smith and Wesson) became partners with Palmer in 1854.
Horace Smith became disenchanted and departed Volcanic Arms in 1855.
Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson soon reunited and began manufacturing revolvers.
www.deathwind.com /review_3.htm   (877 words)

  
 Carriage Museum of America
Reynolds, like all other inventors, met with very little encouragement in his first efforts to introduce his invention, and became disgusted with the indifference of those who should have been most interested in this great improvement.
As this improvement caused a revolution in the principles governing the working of the rim in making a wheel, we will consider it in detail, as it is of the greatest importance that it be understood.
In 1853 the firm of Smith and Barlow were formed in Bridgeport, Conn. The members of the firm were Daniel Barlow, Henry Barlow and Horace Smith.
www.carriagemuseumlibrary.org /wood_bending.htm   (4172 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 823 (v. 2)
Ancient Library > Bookshelf > Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology > v.
Ancient critics agree that, if not absolutely the inventor of Roman satire, he Was the first to mould it into that form which after­wards assumed consistency, and received full de-velopement in the hands of Horace, Persius, and Juvenal.
One of the speakers in the De Oratore praises warmly his learning and wit {homo doctus et perurbanus), although in another piece Cicero, when discoursing in his own person, in some degree qualifies this eulogium ; and pay­ing a high tribute to his urbanitas, pronounces his doctrina to be mediocris only.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/1931.html   (747 words)

  
 Kentucky Rifle Essay
Horace Smith and Daniel Beard Wesson devised the first metallic cartridge pistol in Mass.
Usually, they are named for the inventor, but as no one person invented the Kentucky rifle, that really isnt possible.
There is the Springfield rifle, also known as the 03A3, but it is named for the arsenal, not the locale.
johno.myiglou.com /kyrifle.htm   (2668 words)

  
 OKEH RECORDS: The Origins of Okeh (1918-1920)
Sheble was one of the pioneers of the American phonograph industry, as well as a persistent thorn in the side of the major record manufacturers.
Horace Sheble surfaced again in 1916, as founder of the Domestic Talking Machine Corporation of Philadelphia.
The story of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues" (Okeh 4169), the first authentic vocal blues record, is too well known to bear repeating here, but its release in November 1920 revealed a vast, untapped market for recordings by fl performers.
www.mainspringpress.com /okeh.html   (2478 words)

  
 On Shakespeare
Suppose you found in a cemetery a monument erected to John Smith, inventor of the Smith-churn, and suppose you were told that Mr.
Smith provided for the monument in his will, and dictated the inscription -- would it be possible to convince you that Mr.
Smith was also the inventor of the locomotive and telegraph?
infidels.org /library/historical/robert_ingersoll/on_shakespeare.html   (9925 words)

  
 Julian Browning Autographs Literature up to 1850   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sydney Smith, acknowledging 'your directions that all the corrections should be made in the reprint, except the expressing of a question which I could not permit.
Sydney Smith, travelling in the same coach as Tate, declared to a friend he had fallen in with 'a man dripping with Greek'.
Horace Twiss (1787-1849), lawyer, wit and politician, and the nephew of Mrs.Siddons.
www.jbautographs.com /Lit1/body_lit1.html   (8432 words)

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