An Entity of Type: person, from Named Graph: http://dbpedia.org, within Data Space: dbpedia.org

Alexander John Forsyth (28 December 1769 – 11 June 1843) was a Scottish Presbyterian clergyman who first successfully used fulminating (or 'detonating') chemicals to prime gunpowder in fire-arms thereby creating what became known as percussion ignition. These new forms of ignition proved popular among sportsmens during the Regency period, who had their old unreliable flintlocks converted.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Alexander John Forsyth (28 desembre 1769 – 11 juny 1843 fou un clergue Presbiterià escocès que va inventar l'encesa per percussió. Armers com Joseph Manton havien inventat formes d' ignició més fiables, com el pany de tub el 1814. L'artista Joshua Shaw va dissenyar el que avui es coneix com el pistó de percussió, que va patentar als Estats Units el 1822, ja que Forsyth havia amenaçat als seus rivals a Gran Bretanya amb prendre accions legals . Aquestes noves formes d'encesa van ser tant populars entre els caçadors durant el període de Regència, que van acabar convertint els seus antics i confiables flintlocks. (ca)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (* 28. Dezember 1769 in Belhelvie (Aberdeenshire); † 11. Juni 1843 in Belhelvie) war ein schottischer Geistlicher (Reverend) der presbyterianischen Kirche und gilt als Erfinder der Schlagzündung. (de)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (28 December 1769 – 11 June 1843) was a Scottish Presbyterian clergyman who first successfully used fulminating (or 'detonating') chemicals to prime gunpowder in fire-arms thereby creating what became known as percussion ignition. Forsyth took out a British patent for locks utilising fulminates in 1807. Despite being in force, several British gunsmiths, most notably Joseph Manton, invented other forms of detonating gunlocks ignition in order to evade Forsyth's patent, which would not expire until 1821. Forsyth continually protected his patent between 1807 and 1821 in Britain with legal action. He fought cases against Joseph Egg, Collinson Hall, Isaac Riviere, Joseph Vicars, and Joseph Manton (twice). The most notorious of these attempted patent evasions was Manton's 'pellet lock' patented 29 Feb 1816, which importantly worked with a hollow nipple - a feature invented by Hall which became mainstream later. Manton's pellet lock patent was decided in court to be an infringement of Forsyth's patent. The pellet lock had not been a great success, but Manton's tube lock was a much better device. Manton patented it on 3 August 1818, which Forsyth also challenged successfully. However, despite conceding legal defeat, Manton continued to produce them and finally negotiated licensing terms which led to Forsyth's company deciding to license the use of locks using fulminates to a number of other gunmakers from the Autumn of 1819, 18 months before the expiry of the patent. A number of other British gunmakers and sportsmen also attempted to evade Forsyth's patent by avoiding complicated gunlocks likes Forsyth's. They hit on the idea of a simple percussion cap aka 'copper cap', a small cup with fulminating paste inside, which, when was placed over a hollow nipple and struck with a hammer, would ignite the gunpowder in the end of the breech. These men included Joseph Egg, James Purdey, Col. Peter Hawker and the British born artist Joshua Shaw. In the face of so much competition, Shaw decided to travel to America in 1817 and, once he was legally allowed to do so, was granted an American patent for a percussion cap in 1822. Shaw made a series of claims of being the inventor in order to gain compensation from the U.S. government for their use of copper caps without permission. This has led some vintage gun enthusiasts to claim Shaw was the inventor of the copper cap. Many gun historians have concluded that the inventor will probably never be known for certain. The first patent for a copper cap ignition system anywhere in the world was granted to Prelat in 1818 in France. Prelat was probably not the inventor as he often took out French patents for British ideas. More recently, Joseph Egg's claims are given more credence, and he is now considered the first to have put copper cap ignition into commercial production and to have 'laid the earliest claim to the invention'. In his advertising, Egg consistently claimed to have invented it and took pride in his decision not to take out a patent so it could be used by all. These new forms of ignition proved popular among sportsmens during the Regency period, who had their old unreliable flintlocks converted. (en)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (1769 – 1843) was de Schotse uitvinder van de slaghoeddetonator. Hij werd geboren in , Aberdeenshire als zoon van een presbyteriaanse geestelijke. In navolging van zijn vader werd hij zelf ook priester en in 1790 nam hij de parochie van zijn vader over. Forsyth was gek op schietsport en wat hem hierbij het meest bezighield was de onbetrouwbaarheid van het vuursteengeweer in vochtige omstandigheden. In 1805 had hij een ontwerp klaar van een nieuw ontstekingsmechanisme, het zogenaamde percussiesysteem, waar hij in 1807 patent op aanvroeg. De lading werd hierbij ontstoken door middel van een slaghoedje waar een slagpin tegen klapt. Aanvankelijk werd de vinding met veel enthousiasme ontvangen door het leger, die Forsyth een werkplaats verschafte in de Tower van Londen, later werd deze ondersteuning ingetrokken. Maar hij ging onverschrokken door met de ontwikkeling van zijn systeem en hij sloeg zelfs een aanbod van £20.000, gedaan door Napoleon, af. Zijn uiteindelijke resultaat leidde tot de ontwikkeling van de moderne patroon. Forsyth werd in 1929 herdacht door een gedenkteken in de Tower, waarvan in 1931 een replica werd opgericht in de bij het in Aberdeen, waar hij zijn vroegere experimenten uitvoerde. (nl)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (28 de dezembro de 1768 , Aberdeenshire, Reino Unido — 11 de junho de 1843 (74 anos Aberdeenshire, Reino Unido, foi um clérigo presbiteriano escocês que inventou o sistema de espoleta de percussão. Armeiros como Joseph Manton inventaram formas mais confiáveis de ignição, como o tubo de percussão em 1814. O artista Joshua Shaw projetou o que é conhecido hoje como a "espoleta de percussão", que patenteou nos Estados Unidos em 1822, uma vez que Forsyth havia ameaçado seus rivais na Grã-Bretanha com ação legal. Essas novas formas de ignição provaram ser populares entre os caçadores durante o período da Regência, que tiveram suas velhas e confiáveis ​​pederneiras convertidas. (pt)
  • Alexander John Forsyth, född 1768, död 1843, var en skotsk uppfinnare samt präst inom den presbyterianska kyrkan, som uppfann slaglåset. (sv)
dbo:birthDate
  • 1768-12-28 (xsd:date)
dbo:birthName
  • Alexander John Forsyth (en)
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:birthYear
  • 1768-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
dbo:deathDate
  • 1843-06-11 (xsd:date)
dbo:deathPlace
dbo:deathYear
  • 1843-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
dbo:occupation
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 20315393 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 7302 (xsd:nonNegativeInteger)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 1041700827 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageWikiLink
dbp:birthDate
  • 1768-12-28 (xsd:date)
dbp:birthName
  • Alexander John Forsyth (en)
dbp:birthPlace
dbp:deathDate
  • 1843-06-11 (xsd:date)
dbp:deathPlace
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland United Kingdom (en)
dbp:name
  • Alexander John Forsyth (en)
dbp:occupation
  • Inventor, clergyman (en)
dbp:relatives
  • Mary Forsyth Reid; Alexander John Forsyth Reid (en)
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
gold:hypernym
schema:sameAs
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Alexander John Forsyth (28 desembre 1769 – 11 juny 1843 fou un clergue Presbiterià escocès que va inventar l'encesa per percussió. Armers com Joseph Manton havien inventat formes d' ignició més fiables, com el pany de tub el 1814. L'artista Joshua Shaw va dissenyar el que avui es coneix com el pistó de percussió, que va patentar als Estats Units el 1822, ja que Forsyth havia amenaçat als seus rivals a Gran Bretanya amb prendre accions legals . Aquestes noves formes d'encesa van ser tant populars entre els caçadors durant el període de Regència, que van acabar convertint els seus antics i confiables flintlocks. (ca)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (* 28. Dezember 1769 in Belhelvie (Aberdeenshire); † 11. Juni 1843 in Belhelvie) war ein schottischer Geistlicher (Reverend) der presbyterianischen Kirche und gilt als Erfinder der Schlagzündung. (de)
  • Alexander John Forsyth, född 1768, död 1843, var en skotsk uppfinnare samt präst inom den presbyterianska kyrkan, som uppfann slaglåset. (sv)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (28 December 1769 – 11 June 1843) was a Scottish Presbyterian clergyman who first successfully used fulminating (or 'detonating') chemicals to prime gunpowder in fire-arms thereby creating what became known as percussion ignition. These new forms of ignition proved popular among sportsmens during the Regency period, who had their old unreliable flintlocks converted. (en)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (28 de dezembro de 1768 , Aberdeenshire, Reino Unido — 11 de junho de 1843 (74 anos Aberdeenshire, Reino Unido, foi um clérigo presbiteriano escocês que inventou o sistema de espoleta de percussão. (pt)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (1769 – 1843) was de Schotse uitvinder van de slaghoeddetonator. Hij werd geboren in , Aberdeenshire als zoon van een presbyteriaanse geestelijke. In navolging van zijn vader werd hij zelf ook priester en in 1790 nam hij de parochie van zijn vader over. Forsyth werd in 1929 herdacht door een gedenkteken in de Tower, waarvan in 1931 een replica werd opgericht in de bij het in Aberdeen, waar hij zijn vroegere experimenten uitvoerde. (nl)
rdfs:label
  • Alexander John Forsyth (en)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (ca)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (de)
  • Alexander Forsyth (nl)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (pt)
  • Alexander John Forsyth (sv)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Alexander John Forsyth (en)
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbo:wikiPageWikiLink of
is foaf:primaryTopic of
Powered by OpenLink Virtuoso    This material is Open Knowledge     W3C Semantic Web Technology     This material is Open Knowledge    Valid XHTML + RDFa
This content was extracted from Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License