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    Eliphalet Remington Signed 1853 Ilion Bank Check Trained as a blacksmith, Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) turned to gunsmithing at an early age, forging his first rifle barrel at the age of 22. By his father's death in 1826, Eliphalet's reputation was well established and he built a factory in upstate New York at Remington' Corners (later Ilion). The business grew and in 1846, Remington supplied the U.S. Army with rifles in the Mexican War. In 1847, Remington supplied the U.S. Navy with its first breech-loading rifle. With his three sons, he expanded into agricultural implements in 1856. The Civil War had just brought a great demand for Remington firearms when Eliphalet Sr. died and his son, Philo, took over, eventually expanding the company into sewing machines and typewriters. Later, all companies were sold off except for those making firearms. Offered here is an extremely desirable check dated August 8, 1853, partially printed, filled out and signed: "E. Remington & Sons" by Eliphalet Remington Sr., drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Bank and payable to "H Underwood." There is a handsome woodcut of a blacksmith at left. Excellent condition, clear signature. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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