ELIPHALET REMINGTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/07/1853 - HFSID 268429
ELIPHALET REMINGTON. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "E. Remington & Sons", 6½x2½. Ilion, 1853 March 7. Drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Bank, payable to "Self" for Twenty five Dollars.
Sale Price $510.00
ELIPHALET REMINGTON. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "E. Remington & Sons", 6½x2½. Ilion, 1853 March 7. Drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Bank, payable to "Self" for Twenty five Dollars. Trained in blacksmithing, Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) turned to gunsmithing at an early age. In August 1816, 22-year-old Eliphalet Remington forged his first rifle barrel. His initial experiment was successful and the young blacksmith proceeded to make others to meet the growing demand for sporting rifles in the Mohawk Valley. He established a factory for making rifles in 1828 in Ilion, New York. In 1839, he was joined by his eldest son, Philo Remington (to make the business "E. Remington & Son"), and in 1845 Eliphalet's second son, Samuel, also joined the company, afterwards called "E. Remington & Sons". In 1846, Remington supplied the U.S. Army with rifles in the Mexican War. In 1847, Remington supplied the U.S. Navy with its first breech-loading rifle. In 1856, the business was expanded to include the manufacture of agricultural implements. Upon Eliphalet's death in 1861, his son, Philo, took over the firm during the Civil War, and diversified the product line to include sewing machines (manufactured from 1870-1894) and typewriters (1873), both of which were exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. The Remington Firearms Company still manufactures guns today. Bank pinching touches payee line, all intact. Pinhead size hole to right of blacksmiths arm. Fine condition.
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