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Horace SMITH

American Horace SMITH

American gunsmith, inventor, and businessman, he and his business partner Daniel B. Wesson formed two companies named Smith & Wesson

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Born: on October 28, 1808 in Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA
Died: on January 15, 1893 in Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA


Born in Cheshire, Massachusetts, Smith was employed by the U. S. Armory service from 1824 to 1842, when he moved to Newton, Connecticut. He was employed by various gun makers up to the 1840s, when he moved to Norwich, Connecticut. He is then listed as a partner of Cranston & Smith. It is known that while in Norwich, he engaged in the manufacture of whaling guns and he is credited with the invention of the explosive bullet used to kill whales.

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