Inventor (1818–1903) of the eponymous machine gun which has been estimated to have killed over 250,000 men since 1862. Ink signature, “R. J. Gatling, Hartford, Conn, Augt 12th, 1887,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.25 card. Attractively double-matted and framed with a bust-length picture of the inventor to an overall size of 11.25 x 16. In fine condition. A bold example written near the end of his final term as president of the American Association of Inventors and Manufacturers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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