Horace Smith (October 28, 1808 – January 15, 1893) was an American gunsmith, inventor, and businessman. He and his business partner Daniel B. Wesson formed two companies named Smith & Wesson , the first of which was financed in part by Oliver Winchester and was eventually reorganized into the Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Horace (born Horatio ) Smith (31 December 1779 – 12 July 1849) was an English poet and novelist , perhaps best known for his participation in a sonnet -writing competition with Percy Bysshe Shelley . It was of him that Shelley said: "Is it not odd that the only truly generous person I ever knew who had money enough to be generous with should be a stockbroker? He writes poetry and pastoral dramas and yet knows how to make money, and does make it, and is still generous."