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Gardner, Williamlocked

(1844/5–1887)
  • Anita McConnell

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Gardner, William (1844/5–1887), inventor of a portable machine-gun, was a native of Toledo, Ohio, USA, who as a volunteer during the civil war rose to the rank of captain. In 1874 he designed the first portable machine-gun, but he lacked the capital to develop it and turned the prototype over to ...

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(1801–)
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