Genius - Season 1 Episode 1 - Guns: Colt Vs Wesson
These are the men and women who solved the world’s problems, changing the way we live through innovation, and creating history-altering inventions. This is the story of the unseen forces behind the greatest races for innovation, the moments when the brightest minds were given the rare opportunity to change the world. In 1836, Samuel Colt changes the way that wars are fought with his patent for the revolver, and profits enormously from the invention. But when Colt fires his assistant Rollin White for suggesting an improvement on his design, White brings his innovative idea to Smith and Wesson, giving birth to the first true 'arms' race. As the Civil War breaks out, both the Union and the Confederacy are in dire need of arms, putting Colt and Smith and Wesson in a competition that only one manufacturer can survive.
Genius was broadcast on SBS ONE at Monday 21 May 2018, 05:55.
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