Gatling, Richard Jordan

Born: Sep 12, 1818 AD
Died: 1903 AD, at 84 years of age.

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.

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