Talk:William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong
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I've re-written parts of this piece to emphasise Armstrong's role as arms manufacturer - and included Jesmond Dene.
Bandalore 08:24, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Armstrong Gun's Use in the Civil War
The Gun was sent to the Confederate's during the Civil War. One of which was stationed at Fort Fisher until it's capture, then the gun was taken to Trophy Point at West Point. It was returned to the Fort in 2005-2006, then taken back to West Point.
Dropping of Armstrong's Guns by the British Govt
I've added a brief paragraph about the British Gov't dropping Armstrong's guns from 1863-1880 as I think this was a major factor in Armstrong seeking overseas orders, and the fact that he re-merged the ordnance company and resigned his position with the government seem worth mentioning. I think it's "fact" rather than "opinion" that this was a strange decision, as I havn't seen any sensible justification for it, but I've tried to keep it neutral.
There's more to add but I think it should be significant rather than trivial detail - perhaps the fact that Elswick Works employed 78,000 people in it's heyday? Or perhaps a new entry for Elswick Works?
Grimsby not an accumulator
The famously tall tower at Grimsby isn't an accumulator. It's a simple gravity-powered "cistern on a stick". Armstrong's invention was a way of avoiding the need for such tall towers. Andy Dingley 17:53, 14 June 2007 (UTC)