Eliphalet Remington (October 28, 1793 – August 12, 1861) designed
Remington rifle and founded what is now known as the Remington
Arms Co., L.L.C. Originally the company was known as E. Remington
followed by E. Remington & Son and then finally E. Remington and
1 Early years
2 Remington Company co-founder
3 Personal life
5 External links
Eliphalet Remington II was born in 1793 in the town of Suffield,
Connecticut. He was the second child of four surviving children (but
the only son) of Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Kilbourn) Remington, whose
family origins lay in Yorkshire, England.
Eliphalet II followed in his father's footsteps and entered the
blacksmith trade at the family's rural forge in Herkimer County, New
York. The original family home at Kinne Corners, New York, built about
1810 and known as Remington House, was listed on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1997.
Remington Company co-founder
The younger Remington worked with his father in the forge, and at 23
he hand-made a flintlock rifle using a firing mechanism bought from a
gunsmith, but constructing the barrel himself.
The rifle received such a response that Remington decided to
manufacture it in quantity. By 1840, when his three sons began to take
a more active role in the family business, he formed the firm of E.
Remington and Sons, which he headed until his death in 1861.
The company continued to grow and to develop its product and gradually
began the manufacture of other sporting goods, such as bicycles. At
the present time, the company is known as the
Remington Arms Co., Inc.
Eliphalet Remington was married to Abigail Paddock, and they had three
sons, Philo Remington,
Eliphalet Remington III, and Samuel Remington,
all of whom followed their father into the family business.
^ a b Ware, Donald L. (2007). Remington Army and Navy Revolvers,
1861-1888. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press.
pp. 28–33. ISBN 978-0-8263-4280-5.
National Park Service
National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information
System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park
^ Marcot, Roy M. (2005). The History of Remington Firearms. Lyons
Press. pp. 8–10. ISBN 978-1-59228-690-4.
^ Norton, Charles (1880). American Inventions and Improvements in
Breech-loading Small Arms, Heavy Ordnance, Machine Guns, Magazine
Arms, Fixed Ammunition, Pistols, Projectiles, Explosives, and Other
Munitions of War: Including a Chapter on Sporting Arms. London: Chapin
& Gould. p. 115.
The Remington Family and Works of Ilion, NY
Eliphalet Remington at Find a Grave
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