2009 1st edition. Quiller Press. Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Large 4to. Pp282. Colour & b/w photographs throughout, b/w line illustrations, bibliography. Blue boards. Mint in dust-wrapper.
This is "the definitive guide to former munitions companies in Birmingham. [This book] covers both shotgun cartridge and metallic cartridge production across a huge range of products giving examples of their related patents and headstamps. ...The author traces the rise and fall of these companies as they sought to match the demands of the day." It also includes material on the personalities behind the munitions companies, as well as a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere - cartridges are shown, for instance, the uses of which remain unknown. Companies covered include BSA, Westley Richards, Kynoch, W.W. Greener and the Midland Gun Company. A fascinating and informative work by an enthusiast of some authority.