William Ralph Weaver

William Ralph Weaver

William Ralph Weaver 1905 -1975 Inventor of the Weaver Scope and President of the Weaver Scope Company which was a large production plant here for many years and in its heyday employed hundreds of El Pasoans. Weaver Scopes shipped around the world and are still regarded as the best optics available. Weaver Scope Company also produced sniper scopes for the US military in WWII. Bill Weaver philanthropic generosity was quietly bestowed upon the city he adopted and loved.

Area: Eastside / Cielo Vista

Source: James Fashing

Uploaded by: El Paso Museum of History

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An innovator and craftsman who helped build America. El Paso should be proud. He was an American pioneer and should not be forgotten. He invented/patented the 1st centered, scope reticle and revolutionised the business. Does he still have family in the area? Someone should write up something for Wikipedia about him. Thank you. Chris.mcmahon@yahoo.com

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