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A Rare Bit of Civil War Ephemera in America's Firearms Weapons Manufacturing History

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A Rare Bit of Civil War Ephemera in America's Firearms Weapons Manufacturing History

By March of 1856 he had secured the patent for his breech loading design and formed the Bristol Fire Arm Company in Bristol, Rhode Island to begin production. He was on his way to getting a more reliable weapon into the hands of America's fighting men, with plans to showcase his design at an upcoming demonstration at West Point Military Academy and secure a government contract. 

It was around this critical time in his legacy project that this historical letter was written, just two months after receiving his patent:

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Historic Ephemera Lot from a German WWII Refugee turned American Rocket Scientist

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Historic Ephemera Lot from a German WWII Refugee turned American Rocket Scientist

Sometimes it might seem like the greatest stories have already been told, but we're fortunate to find new historic treasures all the time.  Recently a lot of family papers was found related to a Jewish husband and wife who escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 and eventually made their way to America after the war. The collection of papers included their passport documents, permitting them to leave Germany and permitting them to enter China.  They initially found refuge in the Shanghai Ghetto and soon after resumed their leather trade business, opening the Far East Company leather goods factory. Also among their...

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