Inside Samuel Colt’s 19th-Century Tinkerers’ Palace

May 25, 2018

It’s not easy being a gun manufacturer in 2018. Remington Firearms recently filed for bankruptcy in Hartford. But the making of guns has been an intricate part of our history. Back in the mid-1800s, one gun maker went beyond just the making of firearms. He wanted to create a workplace utopia at his factory in Hartford, Conn.