Gershom Moore Peters, LLD / Peters Cartridge Company
Gershom Moore Peters, LLD
Gershom Moore Peters was born in 1843 near Circleville, Ohio. At 18, he joined the Union Army, contracted tuberculosis, and was discharged. He graduated from Denison University in 1867 and the Rochester Theological Seminary in 1871. In 1873, he married Mary Elizabeth King of Xenia while serving as a Baptist minister in upstate New York, where their two daughters were born. In 1881, he joined the King Powder Company as vice president and in 1885 invented a cartridge-loading machine that made possible the sale of automatic machine-loaded shells. After establishing the Peters Cartridge Company in 1887, he worked to improve the company-owned town of Kings Mills. An author and inventor with nearly three dozen patents, Peters made a great impact in the world of firearms and ammunition. He died in 1919 and is buried in Xenia, Ohio.
Peters Cartridge Company
The Peters Cartridge Company was once a major employer in the region, providing munitions for Allied forces during World Wars I and II. Organized in 1887, it was the first ammunition company to produce machine-loaded shotgun shells. After an explosion in 1890 that killed 12, the factory was rebuilt at this site. By 1916, brick and reinforced concrete buildings had replaced wood structures and a taller shot tower had been erected. Sister
Erected 2017 by Friends of the 20 Mile House, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 19-83.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 21.059′ N, 84° 14.629′ W. Marker is in Maineville,, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on Little Miami Scenic Trail (County Route 150), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Grandin Road, Maineville OH 45039, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The King Mansion / Ahimaaz King (1839-1909) (approx. half a mile away); Deerfield- South Lebanon (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union Township Town Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jeremiah Morrow's Barn Interurban Railway and Terminal Company: Rapid Railway (approx. 3.4 miles away); Butterworth Station / Butterworth Family Contributions (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mounts Station (approx. 3.7 miles away); Blaw-Knox Antenna (approx. 4˝ miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World I •
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