Jacob Rupertus

Inventor

1825 – 1900

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Who was Jacob Rupertus?

Jacob Rupertus was an American handgun designer and manufacturer. He was born in Bavaria and died in Laurel Springs, Camden County, New Jersey on February 14, 1921. He was married to Caroline Bechtel circa 1849. Caroline was born Feb 12, 1831 in Leiterswiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France and died Feb 26, 1911 also in Laurel Springs. They were buried in the now defunct American Mechanics Cemetery in Philadelphia. This Jacob Rupertus should not be confused with another Jacob Rupertus 1827-1900 who also lived in Philadelphia, but was not involved in gun manufacturing.

Rupertus founded the Rupertus Patented Pistol Manufacturing Company in Philadelphia, 1924 North 4th Street, which was active between 1859 and 1899.

On July 19, 1864 he received the US patent No.43.606 for a revolver with a rotating multi-shot barrel group.

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Born
1825
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Jul 30, 1900

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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