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The Story of Colt's Revolver: The Biography of Col. Samuel Colt by William B Edwards - First - 1957 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS000344)

The Story of Colt's Revolver: The Biography of Col. Samuel Colt

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The Story of Colt's Revolver: The Biography of Col. Samuel Colt

by William B Edwards

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  • hardcover
  • First
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470 pages with frontispiece, illustrations, figures, tables, facsimiles and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter beige cloth with black lettering to spine over brown boards in original jacket. Samuel Colt (1814-1862) was an American inventor, industrialist, businessman, and hunter. He initiated Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now Colt's Manufacturing Company) and made the mass production of revolvers viable commercially. Colt's first two business ventures were producing firearms in Paterson, New Jersey and making underwater mines; both ended in disappointment. But his business affairs improved rapidly after 1847, when the Texas Rangers ordered 1,000 revolvers during the American war with Mexico. Later, his firearms were used widely during the settling of the western frontier. Colt died during 1862 as one of the wealthiest men in America. Colt's manufacturing methods were sophisticated for the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. His use of interchangeable parts helped him become one of the first to use the assembly line efficiently. Moreover, his innovative use of art, celebrity endorsements, and corporate gifts to promote his wares made him a pioneer of advertising, product placement, and mass marketing. Condition: Jacket corners chipped, spine ends rubbed, small closed tears with creases at back head edge, spine lightly sunned else a very good copy in like jacket.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOOKS000344
Title
The Story of Colt's Revolver: The Biography of Col. Samuel Colt
Author
William B Edwards
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Castle
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1957
Keywords
Biography
Bookseller catalogs
Miscelaneous;
Size
Quarto

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jacket
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spine
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sunned
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quarto
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