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Samuel Colt

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  • Sam Colt's 200th Birthday

    Motorists (or boaters) heading north into Hartford see his signature blue onion dome just in front of the spacious park he and his wife, Elizabeth, left to the city. He's been gone since the mid-19th century, yet the name Samuel Colt is still known around...
  • Hartford Innovators Invited

    From Samuel Colt and his revolver to Alfred Fuller and his brushes and Vernon Krieble and Loctite, Hartford has been a breeding ground for innovative business success. There's every reason to believe the same sort of problem-solving, leadership and...
  • The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
  • Timeline: Big Moments For The Wadsworth Atheneum

    Timeline: Big Moments For The Wadsworth Atheneum
    In its early days, many would have doubted that the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art would still be around in 2014. Old Lyme artist Henry White (1861-1952) painted a sorrowful picture of the museum he visited as a boy: "The picture gallery was a...
  • If only Mikhail Kalashnikov had invented the AK-47 sowing machine

    The merchant of death is dead: Mikhail Kalashnikov passed Monday at 94 in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Udmurtia. Of course you know his name; everyone knows his name. It’s as famous a name as Samuel Colt, maker...
  • Colt Entities Together Again: Company Reunites Military, Civilian Gun Manufacturing

    Thetwo halves of the gun-making company Samuel Colt established in Hartford in the 1850s are coming back together, with plans that include keeping a combined 750 employees in West Hartford, a company executive said Monday. Colt Defense LLC's $60.5...
  • The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third. In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
  • Region's Firearm Factories Invested Heavily To Build AR-15

    Region's Firearm Factories Invested Heavily To Build AR-15
    It doesn't take long to see the effects of massive investment at the Connecticut factories that make the AR-15 military-style rifle. Deep in the heart of the sprawling Colt firearms plant in West Hartford, Bobby Craddock sets up rifle barrels in an...
  • Exploring Hartford's Famous Burial Grounds

    Exploring Hartford's Famous Burial Grounds
    Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
  • Texas Gunman Apologized as He Lay Dying, Medic Says

    Texas Gunman Apologized as He Lay Dying, Medic Says
    COLLEGE STATION, Tx. -- The gunman who killed two others before police ended his life in a shootout near Texas A&M University had been battling mental health issues on and off for years, his mother said. Police say Thomas Caffall, known to his family...
  • 'My Latest Work On Moral Reform'

    'My Latest Work On Moral Reform'
    By the late 1850s, Samuel Colt had already become a millionaire by selling his famous revolvers to armies around the world. He had just opened his Coltsville Armory in Hartford's South Meadows, where his workers churned out 150 guns a day using the latest...