Does Oscar V. Payne Ring A Bell?
Posted 10 September 2004 - 11:33 AM
If someone has been tajking credit where credit is not due do we have to chnge the name to the 'Payne Collectors Association'?!
I own none of the Trci Hill etc. etc. books as my area of interest in the Thompson is coverd under WWII small arms so grab 'em down and start typing.
Thanks for the help.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 11:43 AM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 11:54 AM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 08:57 PM
It contains a lot of history.
From the book (as I remember)...
"Thompson wanted to name it the Payne Submachine Gun since Oscar was the one who gave birth to it, but Oscar said it should be named after its father (John Thompson)."
Posted 10 September 2004 - 09:03 PM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 10:52 PM
Posted 11 September 2004 - 01:07 AM
To be a little serious about the item we so much relish,
The man who came up with the idea of a "trench broom" was the General John Thompson.
Theodore Eickhoff was the engineer and Oscar Payne was the draftsman and an inventor. Between the three of them they changed history.
In a sense, they all invented the Thompson, but in engineering circles we would accept that Thompson invented the idea and Payne and Eickhoff developed the idea while Thomas Fortune Ryan financed the whole project.
Oscar Payne, in my opinion was a genius and his later patents support my opinion, most of which had nothing to do with guns,
Posted 11 September 2004 - 08:52 AM
The Submachine gun is a Payne (Pain)
The Payne Submachine gun is a Pain for police
This submachine gun inflicted much Payne (Pain)