This picture of *Samuel COLT, c.1852, a Daguerreotype, is depicting one of the most recognized firearms manufactures in America. As an inventor, industrialist, and businessman establishing Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company. Colt's manufacturing methods were sophisticated. His use of interchangeable parts helped him become one of the first to use the assembly line efficiently. Moreover, his innovative use of art, celebrity endorsements, and corporate gifts to promote his wares made him a pioneer of advertising, product placement, and mass marketing. The piece is an item locked inside our vault. If you are interested, contact us for info and any pictures on-file. We can even un-vault the item, take some more quick images for you, before we fast-track it to our catalogue. A 1/6th Plate, its value is enhanced by the subject, the Gunsmith. We will add this to our catalogue in the 1,001 - $5,000 price range.

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