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    General John Thompson (Inventor of the Tommy Gun) Autograph Letter Signed "Jno. T. Thompson." One page, 5" x 8", Springfield Armory Stationery, Springfield, Massachusetts, October 29, 1903. This letter was written to Mr. Albert H. Cole in Peru, Indiana; it reads in part, "…I appreciate very much your sending me an invitation for your graduation exercises some time ago. The best thing I could wish you is that you may make as fine a man, in every respect, as your father. I hope that you and my boy (now at West Point) may meet sometime…" John Thompson developed his ideas for the Thompson Sub-machine gun over several years throughout the Spanish-American War and World War I. Shortly after his death at the very beginning of WWII, large numbers of the Tommy Gun were ordered and used extensively during that war.

    The letter is in very fine condition; usual folds are present; slight age discoloration on the left and lower edge; has been deacidified. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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