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Eliphalet Remington

AKA Eliphalet Remington, Jr.

Born: 28-Oct-1793
Birthplace: Suffield, CT
Died: 12-Aug-1861
Location of death: Ilion, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Ilion Cemetery, Ilion, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Remington Arms

In 1816, farmer and blacksmith Eliphalet Remington needed a new rifle but could not afford to purchase one, so he made his own rifle from scrap iron in his smithing shop. It was equal to if not superior to store-bought weaponry, and Remington was soon hired by neighbors as a riflemaker, and by the 1820s Remington's rifles were sold throughout New England. Remington introduced America's first gun barrel made from solid steel (1845), the popular Beal revolver (late 1850s) and the breach-loading gun that superseded the conventional muzzle-loading rifle (1861). With his three sons, he incorporated the company as E. Remington & Sons in 1856. Business exploded during the American Civil War, but Remington died of a heart attack while overseeing munitions manufacture early in the war. His business, now known as Remington Arms, later manufactured velocipedes (early bicycles), burglar alarms, gasoline-powered engines, and of course, typewriters.

[1] Formerly a Whig

Father: Eliphalet Remington (b. 1768, d. 1828)
Mother: Elizabeth Kilbourn Remington (b. 1770, d. 1843)
Sister: Mary Remington
Wife: Abigail Paddock Remington (b. 1792, m. 12-May-1814, d. 1841, two daughters and three sons)
Son: Philo Remington (President of Remington Arms, b. 31-Oct-1816, d. 4-Apr-1889)
Son: Samuel Remington (Remington executive, b. 1819, d. 1892)
Son: Eliphalet Remington III (Remington executive, b. 1828, d. 1924)
Daughter: Mary Ann Remington
Daughter: Maria Remington

    Remington Arms Founder and President (1816)

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