DescriptionA digital facsimile from the book Ten Great American Inventions of the original 1836 plan or diagram for the patent application for the first Colt revolver. "The Colt legend dates to 1836, when the United States Government issued Sam Colt a patent for the world’s first commercially viable revolving cylinder firearm." (Colt Website, http://www.colt.com) The patent was issued to Samuel Colt's first corporation, the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company, Paterson, New Jersey, which was founded in 1836 and failed in 1842.
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