Philo Remington

Philo Remington (October 31, 1816 – April 4, 1889) was the eldest son of Eliphalet Remington, founder of Remington Arms.

Philo Remington
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Born(1816-10-31)October 31, 1816
DiedApril 4, 1889(1889-04-04) (aged 72)

Early lifeEdit

Philo Remington was born on October 31, 1816 to Abigail (née Paddock) and Eliphalet Remington in Litchfield, New York.[1][2]


In 1839 he joined his father's business, the name of which was already "E. Remington & Son". In 1845, when his brother Samuel also joined the firm, its name was changed to "E. Remington & Sons".

Phil was the manager of the mechanical department in his father's small-arms factory for over 25 years. He improved arms manufacture with the reflection method of straightening gun barrels and manufactured the first successful cast-steel, drilled rifle barrel made in the United States.

After his father's death, Philo headed the company and supplied small arms to the Union during the American Civil War.

He was active when the firm won the contract to manufacture what was then known as the Sholes and Glidden typewriter on March 1, 1873. Philo Remington retired in 1886.

He was the president of the village of Ilion, New York, for 20 years.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Remington was married and had two daughters.[1]


Remington died of bilious fever on April 4, 1889 while in Silver Springs, Florida.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Numbered with the Dead". Chicago Tribune. p. 9. Retrieved July 25, 2021 – via  
  2. ^ "Romantic History of Remington Arms Industry Told at Unveiling of Tablet". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, KY. p. 25. Retrieved July 25, 2021 – via  

External linksEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Remington,Philo". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.