Edward Mounier Boxer
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In 1855 he was appointed Superintendent of the Royal Laboratory of the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich.
in 1858 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He is known primarily for two of his inventions:
- The 1865 "Boxer rocket", an early two-stage rocket, used for marine rescue line throwing
- His 1866 "Boxer primer", very popular for centerfire ammunition Ironically, the British widely adopted the berdan primer, invented by an American, while Boxer's design was almost universally used for US cartridges.
- "Rocket and Rocket Launcher", "Rocket shed brochure"