Wow, that’s a lot of ammo. Still, back in 1910, no one took to Al Gore’s internet to equate trophy hunting with baby killing. African hunters killed a lot of game. Note the appropriate use of the word “clip” in this National Geographic ad — although it did nothing to stop subsequent gun muggles from misidentifying mags. UMC stands for Union Metallic Cartridge Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The NatGeo ad indicates the increasing coziness between Remington and UMC, which led to . . .
their merger two years later (1912). UMC made cartridges at their Bridgeport factory until 1970, in a plant that once boasted Connecticut’s highest structure: a 190-foot red brick “shot tower” where workers dropped molten lead from 133 feet into vats of cold water six feet deep. That must have been quite a sight. And sound. [h/t Frank Williams]