Forsyth, Alexander John
Alexander John Forsyth (fôrsīth´), 1769–1843, Scottish inventor. He invented in 1807 the first workable percussion cap for the ignition of gunpowder in firearms. Forsyth refused an offer from Napoleon of £20,000 for the secret and was later pensioned by the British government.
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Abercrombie, (John Ralph) Alexander (Giles)
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