Armstrongs of Elswick: Growth In Engineering And Armaments by Kenneth Warren

By Kenneth Warren

Armstrong, the engineers, armament makers and naval shipbuilders used to be manage in 1847 through William Armstrong at Elswick, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. This ebook analyzes Armstrong's eighty years upward thrust, decline and reorganization, treating it, in many ways, as a case research of British commercial malaise.

Show description

Read or Download Armstrongs of Elswick: Growth In Engineering And Armaments To The Merger With Vickers PDF

Best conventional books

British and American Tanks of WW II

British and American Tanks of WW II КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Arco Publishing CompanyАвтор(ы): Peter Chamberlain, Chris EllisЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1984Количество страниц: 222ISBN: 0668018674Формат: pdf (72 dpi) 1695x2195Размер: 121. zero mbRapid1Rapid2 fifty one

Weapons of Choice: The Development of Precision Guided Munitions

Background and deployment of clever guns. within the usa, efforts to increase precision guided munitions—PGMs—began in the course of the First international struggle and led to an 'aerial torpedo' through the Twenties. whereas global warfare II used to be ruled by way of large-scale strategic bombing—essentially throwing out a whole bunch free-falling munitions within the desire they hit anything important—both facets within the conflict labored to boost airborne munitions which may be instructed towards a aim.

Saltpeter: The Mother of Gunpowder

This can be the tale of saltpeter, the very important yet mysterious substance craved by way of governments from the Tudors to the Victorians as an 'inestimable treasure. ' nationwide safety relied on keep an eye on of this natural fabric - that had either mystical and mineral homes. Derived from soil enriched with dung and urine, it supplied the center or 'mother' of gunpowder, with no which no musket or cannon should be fired.

The Composite Bow

An historical layout, rising from valuable Asia within the moment millennium B. C. , the composite bow used to be followed through a miraculous number of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples reminiscent of the Huns, Turks, and Mongols, to potent empires reminiscent of the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs, and chinese language. providing excessive energy and portability, the composite bow was once an awesome cavalry weapon, notwithstanding it was once extensively utilized by way of infantry in open conflict, and as a siege weapon.

Extra resources for Armstrongs of Elswick: Growth In Engineering And Armaments To The Merger With Vickers

Sample text

George Rendel and Andrew Noble at the ordnance department, and the former also in his early and very successful naval designs, were at the forefront of the armament trade. For twenty years directly, and much longer indirectly, Stuart Rendel played a key role in filling the company's order books. 3 William Armstrong was always consulted, was referred to with respect and deference by his colleagues, and his opinions were invariably valued; even so, below this figure-head, there was the drive of a formidable collective leadership.

Had vacated on becoming a Member of Parliament. As well as his work in London Vavasseur also kept in close touch with the firm's Tyneside drawing office. All his manufacturing operations and his designs were removed to Elswick. 4 BACKWARD AND FORWARD INTEGRATION IN THE 1880S Many of the companies which merged and which took on limited liability in the last decades of the Victorian age also strove to 28 Establishment, Expansion, Diversification: 1847-85 integrate vertically - backwards in order to control supply trades, or forwards into the sphere of business of former customers.

They were each armed with two ten-inch new type guns which had nearly an all-round fire and were capable of piercing eighteen inches of iron armour, and with four forty pounders on the broadsides. It was a very serious question, what could be done in the event of a number of such vessels as these being let loose on our commerce. At present there was not a single ship in the British Navy carrying an armament competent to engage them, that could overtake them in pursuit, or evade their attack when prudence dictated a retreat.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 4 votes