The Invention of the Revolver: The Saga of Sam Colt

The Invention of the Revolver: The Saga of Sam Colt

by Jack Kelly

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Renowned for the invention of the revolver, Sam Colt had a profound influence on American industry. This 5,300-word essay by popular historian Jack Kelly traces the life and inventive genius of one of the most colorful characters of the 19th century.

“Colt anticipated Henry Ford,” the author writes, “in taking an expensive product with a limited market and finding a way to make it practical, popular and cheap.” Pioneering the techniques of mass production and aggressive marketing, Colt made an indelible impact on the commerce of America.

The Invention of the Revolver is a concise, readable, scrupulously researched essay that paints Colt as one of our most ingenious inventors and most flamboyant men of business.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012045041
Publisher: Jack Kelly
Publication date: 01/03/2011
Series: Fascinating Historical Essays , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,043,295
File size: 18 KB

About the Author

Jack Kelly is the author of Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics (Basic Books) and other popular works of history.

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