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  • Collection: WWI Industry

US Army soldiers train with the Colt M1911 pistol.

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A women working at Colt Manufacturing Company oiling a machine.

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Women seated at table, inspecting 45 automatic pistol parts, at Colt's Patent Fire Arms Plant, Hartford, Connecticut.

A M1917 Revolver that was produced by both Colt and Smith & Wesson, weapon was commonly used in World War I.

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A new factory was to be built for New Britain Machine Company to assemble machine guns. Stanley Works received a $1 million order for magazines for Browning guns.

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A propaganda poster emphasizing the importance of factory jobs during World War 1.

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A World War I trench knife, used for combat. It has a triangular blade to make it more difficult for wounds to heal. Was later banned by Geneva Convention.

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A canteen used in World War I and produced by Landers, Frary & Clark

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Mess Kit produced by Landers, Frary & Clark for American soldiers during World War I.

Mark 1 Trench Knife manufactured by Landers, Frary & Clark in 1918. Different from the triangle blade used in the 1917 model, it also has a "skull crush" pommel.
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