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American Eliphalet REMINGTON

Founder of Remington Arms Co., Inc.

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 28, 1793 in Suffield, Connecticut, USA
Died: on August 12, 1861 in Herkimer Co., New York, USA


He was born in 1793 in the town of Suffield, Connecticut, to parents whose origins lay in Yorkshire, England. He was a blacksmith, and at 23, he hand-made a revolutionary sporting rifle using a firing mechanism bought from a dealer, producing the barrel himself.

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. By the mid-19th century the gun had become immensely popular with American sportsmen and was one of the standard guns used in what has been called "the winning of the West".

The company continued to grow and to develop its product and gradually began the manufacture of other sporting goods, such as bicycles. At the present time, the company is known as the Remington Arms Co., Inc.

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