Hotchkiss

Hotchkiss

Hotchkiss may refer to:

* Benjamin B. Hotchkiss - a 19th century American engineer
** Hotchkiss et Cie - Hotchkiss Company, a French arms and car manufacturer set up by Benjamin Hotchkiss; full name: Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements Hotchkiss et Cie
*** Hotchkiss gun - a product of the Hotchkiss company
*** Hotchkiss machine gun - a product of the Hotchkiss company
*** Hotchkiss (automobile) - a product of the Hotchkiss company
*** Hotchkiss drive - Automotive power transmission first used by the Hotchkiss company
*** Hotchkiss H35 (H38, H39) - a French light tank developed prior to World War II by the Hotchkiss company.
** Maria Bissell Hotchkiss - wife of Benjamin B. Hotchkiss and founder of Hotchkiss School and Hotchkiss Library
***The Hotchkiss School - a preparatory school in Connecticut, USA
* Jedediah Hotchkiss - a cartographer for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War
* William Hotchkiss III - former commanding general of the Philippine Air Force
* Hotchkiss, Colorado - a town in the USA
* "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School", two films, from 1990 and 2005

"Hotchkiss"(ホチキス or alternatively ホッチキス in Japanese, 호치키스 in Korean)is also the generic name for office staplers in Japan and Korea, almost certainly deriving from the brand name of early staplers, in much the same way as "Hoover" is used as a generic name for vacuum cleaners in the UK. As explained in [http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/hotchkiss.html this article] , the name derives from an American company named E H Hotchkiss which made staplers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many Japanese sources erroneously attribute the name to Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who may have been an uncle of E H Hotchkiss.

The surname "Hotchkiss" is a variant of Hodgkin.


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  • Hotchkiss — Création 1904 Disparition 1954 …   Wikipédia en Français

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