1814 – Born on July 19th in Hartford, Connecticut. American firearms manufacturer who popularized the revolver. 1835-1836 – When Colt was a young seaman, he carved a wooden model of a revolver, and years later he perfected a working version that was patented in England and France in and in the United States the following ..
1878 – Born on Christmas Day, December 25th in La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. An automobile designer and racer whose name is borne by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Corporation, an enterprise from which he derived little profit and of which he was a minor employee in the last years of his life. ..
1879 – Clyde Vernon Cessna was born in Hawthorne, Iowa on the 5th of December. 1911 – He set out to build his first airplane, an airplane he named "silverwing". 1912-1915 – Cessna developed several new monoplanes, all powered by a 6 cylinder Anzani Radial with 40-60 hp. 1916-1917 – Clyde acquired a vacant building ..
1851 – Born on December 30th near Villa Rica, Georgia. American soft-drink manufacturer who developed Coca-Cola. – Candler studied medicine, became a pharmacist, and developed a prosperous wholesale drug business. 1887 – He purchased the formula for Coca-Cola, then not particularly well-known, from a business associate. – He improved the manufacturing process and ..
1919 – He was born on the 3rd of June in La Grange, Ga. 1940 – Ely grew up in Georgia and graduated from Emory University. 1982 – He bought half of Hickory Sticks, the company was renamed to Callaway Hickory Stick USA. 1983 – He became president and moved the company to Carlsbad, California ..
1881 – Born on September 15th in Milan. Italian automobile designer. 1898-1909 – Young Bugatti worked for several pioneer carmakers. 1910 – His work at the German Deutz was particularly significant because the concepts he designed there inspired him to start his own company. – He founded Bugatti automobile factory in Molsheim, Alsace. ..
1855 – Born in Ogden, Utah on the 21st of January. 1879 – He is arguably one of the most important figures in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms and is credited with 128 gun patents his first was granted on the 7th of October. 1883 – Browning worked in partnership with the ..
1728 – Matthew Boulton, born on the 3rd of September in Birmingham, England where his father, Matthew Boulton the elder, was a "toymaker" (a manufacturer of small metal articles of various kinds). He is an English manufacturer and engineer. 1749 – He became a partner in his father’s business. 1762 – Went into partnership with ..
1791 – Born on the 20th of October in Boston, Massachusetts. American manufacturer. – He attended Rugby School in England, and later went to Harvard College. 1817 – He returned to Boston and became involved in the Boston Manufacturing Company at Waltham, Massachusetts. 1818 – Kirk Boott had married Francis Seymour Haden’s aunt, ..
1914 – Marcel Bich was born in Turin, Italy on the 14th of July. 1945 – Marcel Bich and his friend, Edouard Buffard, raised $1,000 and bought an empty factory shell in the rundown Paris suburb of Clichy, acquired near Paris, France, and soon developed a thriving business, producing parts for fountain pens and mechanical ..