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Henry Kolb – born

January 16

January 16, 1861 – ??

  • 1861 – born in Würtemburg, Germany
  • 1895 – listed as a machinist in the Philadelphia city directory
  • 1897 – founded his firearms company (named it “Henry M. Kolb”)
  • 1910 became Henry M. Kolb & Company
    – Reginald F. Sedgley becoming manager
  • 1910  took out two patents on the Baby Hammerless revolver
    #954,190  for a “firing-pin for hammers for firearms”
    #954,191  for a means of mounting and locking the cylinder
  • 1916 – Kolb sold the Firearms Company to Sedgley

 

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January 16
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