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Gatling, Richard Jordan

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1903 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor

1818 – Born on the 12th of September.  

1845 – He was earning enough from this device to devote himself to selling and marketing it full-time.

1862 – He founded the Gatling Gun Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1891 – He was elected as the first president of the American Association of Inventors and Manufacturers, serving for six years.

1897 – The company merged with Colt.

1903 – Died at his daughter’s home on the 26th of February.

1911 – The hand cranked Gatling gun was declared obsolete by the United States Army.