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e ball the other. Other substances than paper, as animal intestines prepared in a peculiar way, were sometimes employed. Colt covered his cartridges with tinfoil, and afterwards a paper saturated with nitrate of potassa was introduced. This might ctionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, p. 322. Col-rake A shovel used to stir lead ores while being washed. Colt′er. A knife or sharp-edged bar, usually secured to the beam, and projecting downward in front of the breast of a plow. e. The wheelcolter in Fig. 1391 is mounted as a casterwheel. It has long been employed in the fen lands of England. Colt's Pis′tol. A revolving pistol first patented by Colt in 1835, and perfected in 1845. See revolver. Colum-ba′ri-um.Colt in 1835, and perfected in 1845. See revolver. Colum-ba′ri-um. 1. A hole left in a wall for the insertion of the ends of a timber; named from its resemblance to a niche in a pigeon-house. 2. A niche in a mausoleum for a funereal urn was also so called. Co-lum′bi-ad. An improved gun introduced by
No.Name.Date. ...D. G. ColburnJune 29, 1833. ...Samuel ColtFeb. 25, 1836. 182D. LeavittApr. 29, 1837. *364Sr. 16, 1839. 1,134D. EdwardsApr. 27, 1839. 1,304Samuel ColtAug. 29, 1839. 5,316L. H. GibbsOct. 2, 1847. 6,669E. WessonAug. 28, 1849. 7,613Samuel ColtSept. 4, 1850. 7,629Samuel ColtSept. 4, 1850. 7,802J. StevensNov. Samuel ColtSept. 4, 1850. 7,802J. StevensNov. 26, 1850. 7,894J. WarnerJan. 10, 1851. 8,229J. WarnerJuly 15, 1851. 8,412J. StevensOct. 7, 1851. 8,982North4,710Blittkowski and HoffmanApr. 22, 1856. 14,905Samuel ColtMay 20, 1856. 15,110Alexander HallJune 10, 1856. 16,575Brettell and FrisbieFeb. 10, 1857. 16,683Samuel ColtFeb. 24, 1857. 16,716Samuel ColtMar. 3, 1857. 17Samuel ColtMar. 3, 1857. 17,032J. EllisApr. 14, 1857. 17,044James KerrApr. 14, 1857. 17,143J. EllisApr. 28, 1857. 17,359F. BealsMay 26,57. 18,486George R. CrookerOct. 20, 1857. 18,678Samuel ColtNov. 24, 1857. 1. Chambered Cylinder revolvin 23, 1858. 19,868H. S. NorthApr. 6, 1858. 20,144Samuel ColtMay 4, 1858. 20,160B. F. JoslynMay 4, 1858. 20,4
s the application of a click and ratchet holding-device for a wagon-lock. A handle, which is secured to the pawl, extends upward and slides in a guard attached to the brakelever. It is used to release the pawl from the ratchet. Feed-motion of Colt's pistol. The mode of rotating the barrel of the Colt pistol is by means of a pawl pivoted to the lower part of the hammer, and acting upon a crown ratchet on the rear of the barrel. As the hammer is brought to the cock, the pawl a rises, beiglish cavalry in 1544. The earliest form of revolving, cylindrical breech, whose chambers are brought consecutively in line with the barrel, is found in the English United Service Museum, and is supposed to date from the time of Charles I. The Colt pistol, which has attained the highest celebrity, was introduced from the United States into England in 1853. See revolver. The English cavalry-service pistol has a length of 13 1/4 inches; barrel, 8 inches; weight, 40 ounces: caliber, 577 in
several successive shots without reloading. In Colt's and other revolvers, the charges are placed i9, have the defects of their predecessors. Colonel Colt is believed to be the first inventor of a rfrom which they are fired; more commonly, as in Colt's, the weapon has a cylinder at the base of thest made a practical success by the late Colonel Samuel Colt. Colt's revolving pistol is shown inColt's revolving pistol is shown in section at D, and the cylinder and revolving mechanism detached at E. In general construction it clr just described. Fig. 4292 shows a group of Colt's revolvers. A, the revolver musket for infary stock for shooting from the shoulder. Colonel Colt obtained his first patent in 1835, but his stance, also, the breech is rotated by hand. Colt's revolvers. Smith and Wesson's revolver. lass is the revolving-rifle of the late Colonel Samuel Colt, who, by the simplicity and ingenuity onown and used throughout the world. In 1830, Colt invented a device for combining a number of lon[1 more...]
place in the world. It was then only by a combination of talents that either of these three important inventions was enabled to achieve any remarkable success. The sewing-machine previous to 1851, made without the admirable division of labor which is a feature in all well-conducted factories, was hard to make, and comparatively hard to run. The system of assembling — first introduced in the artillery service of France by General Gribeauval in 1765, and brought to proximate perfection by Colonel Colt in the manufacture of his revolver at Hartford, Connecticut — has economized material and time, and improved the quality as well as cheapened the product. There is to-day, and in fact has been for some years, more actual invention in the special machines for making sewing-machines than in the machines themselves. The effect of this will be, when the adventitious aids of exclusive patents shall terminate, to give the larger and better equipped concerns a great advantage over smaller co
. But little damage was done. The experiments were repeated again and again against Le Forte Rouge at Calais, 1804 (Fulton blew up the brig Dorothea in Walmer Roads, October, 1805. See Fulton's Torpedo war, and Torpedoes, their invention and use, by W. R. King, U. S. A., 1866, Plates XVIII., XIX.); Rochefort, 1809: the pontoon bridges of the French on the Danube, at Essling; in 1813, by the Austrians in attempting to destroy the bridges across the Elbe at Koenigstein. About 1843 Colonel S. Colt constructed a torpedo with which he blew up a ship in the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River, near the Washington Navy Yard; it is believed that the most important feature of this consisted in the application of electro-magnetism as a means of exploding the contained powder. Torpedoes were extensively employed by the Russians during the Crimean war as a defense for the harbor of Cronstadt. These were suspended from buoys to which they were connected by pipes inclosing at their uppe