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Richard J. Gatling Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

RICHARD J. GATLING
Born: September 12, 1818 in Hertford County, North Carolina
Died: February 26, 1903 in New York City, New York
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By the 1850s, Richard J. Gatling (1818-1903) had become wealthy from agricultural inventions such as machines for sowing rice and wheat. He is best known for inventing the rapid-fire Gatling gun, the first practical machine gun, patented in 1862, the year The Gatling Gun Company was founded in Indianapolis. The Gatling Gun Company moved to Hartford in 1874 when he struck a deal with the Colt Patent and Firearms Company of Hartford to manufacture the device, by then in great demand by the U.S. Navy and Army for various purposes. Gatling moved to Hartford with his family that year, and stayed until his company was officially merged with Colt in 1897, at which time he moved to New York City.
  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH 05/30/1894  - HFSID 217982
    RICHARD GATLING.Scarce signature: "R.J. Gatling/Hartford Conn./May 30th, 1894.", 4x2, matted to 7x5 (two surfaces). Imprinted background affixed to verso. By the 1850s, Richard Jordan Gatling (1818-1903) had become wealthy from agricultural inventions, such as machines for sowing rice and wheat.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH 06/24/1887  - HFSID 44296
    RICHARD GATLING. Signature: "R.J. Gatling/Hartford, Conn./June 24th. 1887.", 3½x2¼ card. Dr. Richard J. Gatling (1818-1903) had moved to Hartford in 1870 to join the Colt Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company to make improvements on the machine gun he had invented.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/29/1878  - HFSID 265096
    RICHARD J. GATLING. ALS: "R.J. Gatling", 1p, 4¼x7½. Hartford, Conn., 1878 April 29. To A.M. Irving, Esq. In full: "I am in receipt of your favor of the 24th inst. and cheerfully comply with your request.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/06/1885  - HFSID 37021
    RICHARD J. GATLING The inventor writes Gatling Co. Secretary/Treasurer Edgar Welles about a meeting with Frederick W. Prince, a Civil War artillery expert who was joining the Company. Autograph Letter signed: "R.J. Gatling," 2p, 5½x8½, front and verso. Larkin House, Watch Hill, R.I.,1885 August 6.

    Sale Price $1,870.00

    $2,200.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 02/04/1899  - HFSID 314416
    RICHARD J. GATLING Two years after he sold his firearms company and four years before his death, the prolific inventor penned this sentiment in Washington, beautifully framed to an overall size of 14½x27½. Autograph Sentiment signed: "Yours Truly,/R. J. Gatling/Washington, D.C.,/Feb.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 08/17/1898  - HFSID 259196
    Gatling signed this piece of paper "Yours Truly" in New York in 1896. The signature is mounted to an album leaf and is accompanied by several newspaper clippings about Gatling, including remnants of his obituary.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 08/25/1890  - HFSID 251378
    RICHARD J. GATLING Handwritten sentiment signed 3 years before his death Autograph Sentiment signed: "Yours Truly,/R.J. Gatling/Hartford, Conn. Augt 25/90.", 3½x2½ card. By the 1850s, Gatling had become wealthy from agricultural inventions such as machines for sowing rice and wheat.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1881  - HFSID 251388
    RICHARD J. GATLING The inventor of the machine gun signs "with compliments." Autograph Sentiment signed: "with compliments/of R.J. Gatling", 3¼x2 card. Dated at bottom left in another hand: "Nov.1.1881". Richard J.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - CHECK ENDORSED 10/24/1857  - HFSID 295249
    RICHARD J. GATLING The inventor of the Gatling Gun endorses a check for 300.00, handsomely framed with two images of Gatling to 12x15. Check Endorsed: "R.J. Gatling", 7¼x3. Indianapolis, Indiana, 1857 October 24. Check No. 3, signed by Solomon Hairess, payable to R.J. Gatling for $300.00.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/1857  - HFSID 277691
    Gatling and his attorney signed this document regarding a 1857 Marion County lawsuit against Martin Robbins. This document was signed before the Gatling gun was patented and offered a rare glimpse of Gatling's life before the creation of his most famous invention.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/14/1885  - HFSID 269335
    GATLING TELLS COLT PATENT FIRE ARMS THAT THE STATE OF NEW YORK "HAS SENT TWO GATLING GUNS HERE FOR REPAIRS"   RICHARD J. GATLING. TLS: "R.J. Gatling", 1p, 8½x11½. Hartford, Conn., 1885 April 14. As President, on stationery of The Gatling Gun Company.

    Sale Price $3,825.00

    $4,500.00

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