Colt, Samuel (18141862)

Colt, Samuel, the inventor of the revolver, born in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.; having difficulty in raising money to carry out his invention it proved a commercial failure, but being adopted by the Government in the Mexican war it proved a success, since which time it has been everywhere in use (18141862).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Colston, Edward * Columba, St.
Colophon
Colora`do
Colossæ
Colossians, The Epistle to the
Colossus
Colot
Colour-blindness
Colour-sergeant
Colquhoun, John
Colston, Edward
Colt, Samuel
Columba, St.
Columban, St.
Columbia
Columbia, British
Columbus
Columbus, Bartholomew
Columbus, Christopher
Columella, Junius
Colu`thus
Colvin, Sidney