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Samuel Colt : arms, art, and invention

Author: Herbert G Houze; Carolyn C Cooper; Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; Hartford, Conn. : Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Samuel Colt (1814-1862) first patented his "Colt" revolver in 1835 and thereby redefined the architecture of handguns. This book is the first to present in detail the evolution of his most famous invention and to document the unsurpassed Colt firearms collections held by the Wadsworth Atheneum." "Essays discuss Colt's personal collection of historic firearms as well as the memorial collection of Colt-manufactured  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
catalogue d'exposition
Named Person: Samuel Colt; Samuel Colt; Samuel Colt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert G Houze; Carolyn C Cooper; Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0300111339 9780300111330 0918333229 9780918333223 9780300111330 9780918333223
OCLC Number: 61461527
Description: ix, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 32 cm
Contents: Foreword: Willard Holmes --
Herbert G. Houze --
Acknowledgments: Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser --
A Connecticut Yankee courts the world / Carolyn C. Cooper --
Samuel Colt: arms, art, and invention / Herbert G. Houze --
Note for the reader --
Samuel Colt: arms, art and invention --
The development of firearms up to Samuel Colt's time --
From navigator to arms designer, 1814-1836 --
The Paterson era, 1836-1841 --
Samuel Colt in New York, 1841-1846 --
Hartford and success --
The emergence of the metallic cartridge era --
Counterfeits, infringements, and competitors --
The memorial collection assembled by Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt --
Samuel Colt's South Meadows armory --
Samuel Colt and the world --
Epilogue: no new thing under the sun --
George Catlin and the Colt Firearms Series / Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser --
Appendix One: Colt Family Tree --
Appendix Two: Patents, patent reissues, and caveats issued to Samuel Colt and Elisha K. Root.
Other Titles: Arms, art, and invention
Responsibility: Herbert G. Houze ; edited by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, with essays and entries by Carolyn C. Cooper and Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser.
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"Samuel Colt (1814-1862) first patented his "Colt" revolver in 1835 and thereby redefined the architecture of handguns. This book is the first to present in detail the evolution of his most famous invention and to document the unsurpassed Colt firearms collections held by the Wadsworth Atheneum." "Essays discuss Colt's personal collection of historic firearms as well as the memorial collection of Colt-manufactured firearms, the relationship between art and commerce as they pertain to the inventor's career, and his international celebrity. This volume presents the artistry of the firearms that Colt worked so diligently to perfect - as well as his promotional abilities that made a tremendous impact on American culture."--Jacket.

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