The First Biography About America's Pioneering

  Dental Surgeon Turned Gun Inventor; Dr. Edward Maynard
 Inventor of the Maynard Carbine and the Maynard Tape Primer
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Dr. Edward Maynard
"Letters from the Land of the Tsar 1845-1846"
America's Pioneering Dental Surgeon
                                Turned Civil War Gun Inventor
                                          
   

Iron Horse Publishing is pleased to announce the release of a new biography about Dr. Edward Maynard, 19th Century pioneering dental surgeon and gun inventor. Dr. Maynard is best known for his Patented Tape Primer,  the development of the first metallic cartridge and the design of the first breech loading rifle, known as the Maynard Carbine, which saw use by both Union and Confederate Armies during the Civil War.  

                                                      
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                                         Dr. Maynard's Original Tape Primer Patent Model            Dr. Maynard's First Model Maynard Carbine
 
                                                
                                      
In the spring of 1845, Dr. Edward Maynard, prominent Washington, D.C. dental surgeon and aspiring gun inventor sold the first of his many gun inventions, his Patented Tape Primer and Lock to the U.S. Government for five thousand dollars. Following this success, he set his sights on selling his revolutionary invention to the Governments of Russia, Prussia, Belgium and other European Kingdoms. In July 1845, he left his wife, Ellen, with their three boys and his busy Washington dental practice, to travel to these countries in the hope of making a fortune from the sale of his invention. He planned to return home in six months; instead his trip took fifteen months. Due to unexpected delays and a deteriorating financial state, he would resort to performing dental procedures in order to raise funds. This in turn would lead to his becoming Dentist to the Imperial Family of the Tsar of Russia. During his travels he wrote his wife Ellen on a daily basis telling her of his activities and successes with both his inventions and his dental operations. In the spring of 1997, more than 150 years after his letters were written, family copies were discovered by Dr. Maynard's great-great-great grandson in his Family's garage in upstate New York. These letters in addition to extensive research by the author tell the heretofore untold biography of Dr. Edward Maynard, inventor of the Tape Primer and the Maynard Carbine titled, Dr. Edward Maynard "Letters from the Land of the Tsar 1845-1846" America's Pioneering Dental Surgeon Turned Civil War Gun Inventor.  This book tells the story in Dr. Edward Maynard's own words of his fifteen months spent in St. Petersburg, Russia, Prussia, France, Belgium and Britain as he tried to sell his Patented Tape Primer Lock to the heads of these European Kingdoms. His letters written in daily journal form describe to his wife, Ellen, his daily activities including descriptions of dental operations that he performed and the people he performed them on. They describe the many places he visited, the many people he met and got to know and they include his thoughts and observations of the time. During his time in St. Petersburg, Dr. Edward Maynard performed numerous dental operations for various family members of Tsar Nicholas I, and all of his procedures are described in these letters. Dr. Edward Maynard is credited as being the first dentist to introduce the use of gold foil in the filling of cavities, at the time a revolutionary procedure in the treatment of tooth decay, and he is credited as being the first dentist to introduce this procedure in europe. While in St. Petersburg, Dr. Edward Maynard would become Dentist to the Imperial Family of the Tsar of Russia. He would decline an offer from Tsar Nicholas I to serve in that capacity for up to ten years.  Dr. Edward Maynard would go on to file some twenty three firearm related patents. He would design the first metallic cartridge and he would design the first breech loading rifle which became widely known as the Maynard Carbine. The First Model Maynard Carbine saw active use by both the Union Army and Confederate Forces during the Civil War. The Second Model Maynard Carbine saw active use by the Union Army. In addition to incorporating Dr. Maynard's letters in this biography, the author performed extensive research on both Dr. Maynard's life leading up to the Civil War and the contributions his gun inventions made in the Civil War. The author also includes details of Dr. Maynard's post Civil War business and personal life. This book tells the heretofore untold story of Dr. Edward Maynard and his life as a nineteenth century entrepreneur, dental surgeon and gun inventor. It includes a bit of American gun and business history, a bit of dental history, and a bit of history of St. Petersburg, Russia and other european countries. Included in this book are photographs of numerous Maynard prototype guns not seen by modern day collectors and enthusiasts of Dr. Maynard's guns.  For anyone interested in Civil War guns, the Maynard Carbine, the Maynard Tape Primer and the history sorrounding the life of their inventor, this book is a must have!
                         
                                                 Dr. Maynard's Tape Primer Models                         Dr. Maynard's Bolt Action Conversion Prototype
                             

                                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     

    
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