The Development Of The Thompson Submachine Gun
Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:27 PM
The pages are very fragile and faded. I took each one and scanned it into my computer. Now I am retyping each page to print it out for copies to hand out at the show next month. The old guy I know had meet Eickhoff when he was much younger and got to know the family. He was given this paper by the grand-daughter or something like that, that worked at his church. He told me he has had them for 25-30 years at least. I am going to include a photo of one page(teaser) and you tell me what you think. Very interesting!
They are locked away in the safe now next to the Thompson and drums.
Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:47 PM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 11:09 PM
Development of the Thompson submachine gun by Theodore Eickhoff
Picture was too big to post here, so link to the page with it.
ok try this now. Big file takes a minute or two. It's a scan of the original paper.
Posted 20 July 2003 - 08:01 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 06:30 AM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:05 AM
You might want to make sure interested museums and archives have a copy of this, like the Smithsonian, etc. Wonderful & significant find!
Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:37 AM
What an exciting and tremendous find! And some people think we waste our time bs'ing with folks. As has been said many times in recent years, if you know a vet or the family of a vet, talk with them. It is often amazing to hear the special stories they have to share. Your experience is even more special considering yours and our interest in things Thompson and how long ago much of this took place.
Thanks for saving this special part of history! We all look forward to seeing the whole paper.
See you next month at Tracie's.