|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1847|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1927|
In 1969, he was inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame.
In 1873, he invented the first detachable magazine for small arms.
U.S. Patent 125,604 on April 9, 1872 for an "Improvement in Scabbard-Frogs" (for sword, bayonet, etc.)
U.S. Patent 151,238 on May 26, 1874 for an "Improvement in Spade-Bayonets" (Co-inventor, with Felix Chillingworth)
U.S. Patent 167,006 on August 24, 1875 for an "Improvement in Means of Attaching Magazines to Fire-Arms"
U.S. Patent 174,696 on March 14, 1876 for an "Improvement in Soldiers' Accouterments"
U.S. Patent 841,800 on January 22, 1907 for a "Road-Map Exhibitor" (for automobiles)
U.S. Patent 1,308,437 on July 1, 1919 for a "Pocket Memo-Case"
Graduated in 1868 from the U.S. Military Academy.
- "The Cost of Manufactures and the Administration of Workshops, Public and Private", 1885 (New York, J. Wiley & Sons)
Instructor of Ordnance & Gunnery at the U.S. Military Academy.
Husband of Harriet.
His father was Dr. John T. Metcalfe, of New York City.
John Thomas Metcalfe (1818 - 1902)
Harriet N. Metcalfe (____ - 1930)
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: NWO
Record added: Jan 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23867374
Capt. Henry Metcalfe was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1868. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #2227 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.|
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