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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Gatling, Richard Jordan
The inventor of the Gatling gun, born in Hertford County, N. Carolina, U.S.; he was bred to and graduated in medicine, but in 1849 settled in Indianapolis and engaged in land and railway speculation; his famous machine-gun, capable of firing 1200 shots a minute, was brought out in 1861; another invention of his is a steam-plough; b . 1818.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gatling, Richard Jordan'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/gatling-richard-jordan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.