3 thoughts on “Inventing America, Colt’s Experimental Pocket Pistol

  1. Fascinating. The design of the gun is as beautiful as the drawing at 3:27.
    I enjoy details like the "laughing" gas used by him to earn money.
    Keep it up. I love this channel.

  2. Definitely a complicated history. While they helped usher in an age of mass industrialisation and took meticulous care in their product design, it's kind of depressing that it was all in aid to produce instruments of death. And, indeed, helping kill people faster. It's a shame we live in an age where these commodities themselves are fetishised and the harsh reality of what they are made for is often ignored. You covered the topic well.

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