Richard Jordan Gatling
(12 Sep 1818 - 26 Feb 1903)
Science Quotes by Richard Jordan Gatling (1 quote)
It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine - a gun - which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease [would] be greatly diminished.
— Richard Jordan Gatling