Osborn’s Electric Gun Carriage

United States of America (1898) Self-Propelled Gun – None Built The second half of the 19th century was a period of rapidly increasing industrialization and the development of better and better machines, refined by science and war. Old tactics and concepts of warfare had to evolve and keep up as new devices, like a reliable…

Pennington’s Machine Gun Carriage

United Kingdom/United States of America (1896-1900) Machine Gun Carriage – 1 Prototype Built Edward Joel Pennington (top hat) rides his Torpedo Autocar 1896. Source: Uniquecarsandparts.com.au An American legacy of failure and fraud Edward Joel Pennington (1860-1911) was an American inventor born in Indiana and rose to prominence at the end of the Victorian era. He…