Amos Whitney was born in Biddeford, Maine. At age 13, he was apprenticed to the Essex Machine Company of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After a year as a journeyman, he came to…

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Born in Vermont, Francis Pratt’s family moved to Lowell, Massachusetts when he was 8 years old. When old enough, he apprenticed to Warren Aldrich to learn the machinist’s trade.  In…

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William Gray enjoyed tinkering at an early age. He apprenticed at a machine shop before working at Pratt & Whitney. While at Pratt & Whitney, he came up with several…

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Inventor and industrialist, Samuel Colt was the founder of Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company. He is recognized for the improvement and mass production of the revolver. Early Life Colt…

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