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W. G. Armstrong and Co


William Armstrong, George Cruddas and Armorer Donkin established W. G. Armstrong and Co at Elswick Works in 1847. The company was formed to manufacture innovative hydraulic devices, cranes and bridges. The company soon also became a producer of armaments, including the Armstrong breech-loading gun, used to re-equipped the British Army after the Crimean War. In 1882 the company merged with Michell Co, to form Armstrong, Mitchell and Co.

Engineering Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900) 1847 Elswick Works - Vickers Armstrong
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W. G. Armstrong and Co
- "Sir W. G. Armstrong of Elswick Ordnance Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1847 William Armstrong established W. G. Armstrong and Co at Elswick Engine Works with a capital of £19,500 plus Armstrong ...

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Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900)
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Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900)
- Overview About William Armstrong William George Armstrong was born on 26th November 1810, in Shieldfield, Newcastle. He became a prominent engineer and industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth company, producing armaments which ...
Elswick Works - Vickers Armstrong
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Elswick Works - Vickers Armstrong
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049577:Sir Andrew Noble and his old foremen Armstrong's Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Undated

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Asquith & Wife at Armstrong Works, Lord Mayor of Newcastle on right (LOC)

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