Joe Doakes from Como Park emails re a birthday that’s coming up tomorrow:
January 23, 1855 was the birthday of John Moses Browning, who single-handedly revolutionized firearms. Look at the list of cartridges he designed, and weapons he designed them for, many of which are still in use today.
In an age when some Americans think we’re the Smartest People Ever, it’s worth remembering that clever people did amazing things before we came along.
As I noted two years ago – try to imagine a product (a fairly complex product – not a shovel or an ax) designed over 100 years ago that’s still in widespread use today in its original, unimproved form.