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history of the Birmingham Gun-barrel Proof House, with notes on the Birmingham gun trade

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Published by Guardians of the Birmingham Proof House in [Birmingham] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birmingham Proof House.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Clive Harris ; with an introduction by C.E. Greener.
    ContributionsHarris, Clive.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16542776M

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The history of the Birmingham-Gun-Barrel Proof House: With notes on the Birmingham gun tradeAuthor: Clive Harris. His new book 'The Birmingham Gun Trade' tells the full story and is out now published by The History Press. For more information on the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House, click the link below: The.

THE HISTORY OF THE BIRMINGHAM GUN-BARREL PROOF HOUSE with Notes on the Birmingham Gun Trade [EDITED BY CLIVE HARRIS] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THE HISTORY OF THE BIRMINGHAM GUN-BARREL PROOF HOUSE with notes on the Birmingham gun trade book Notes on the Birmingham Gun TradeAuthor: EDITED BY CLIVE HARRIS.

As a result, the Birmingham Proof House was established inby Act of Parliament, it was requested and obtained by the Birmingham Trade at its own expense. Almost years later the purpose of the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House remains essentially unchanged and is able to offer many additional services to that of proof.

The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House is a weapons proofing establishment in Banbury Street, Birmingham, building was designed by John Horton and consists of a centre bay, emphasised by a segmental parapet, which contains trophies by William Hollins.A Jacobean-style gateway was added in It is a grade II* listed building.

The Proof House was established Founded:by act of Parliament. Birmingham has been a key innovator in the gun trade since the seventeenth century and the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof house operates to this day. Between and six million arms were testing and proofed here - many of them destined for the USA.

Those who worked in the Birmingham Gun Quarter were at the forefront of this incredible industry. THE BIRMINGHAM PROOF HOUSE MUSEUM. The museum’s history can be traced back to when Mr Greener a famous Birmingham Gunmaker held a meeting at the Town Hall to established a collection of firearms at the Proof House The subsequent managing committee of gun trade members set the collections criteria, namely to create an historical record of the.

HISTORY: The Gun Barrel Proof House was set up as a statutory institution by an Act of Parliament of to test barrels and completed guns. The Act was requested and obtained by the Birmingham trade and the Proof House was run at its own expense.

Birmingham has been a key innovator in the gun trade since the seventeenth century and the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof house operates to this day. Between and six million arms were testing and proofed here - many of them destined for the USA. Those who worked in the Birmingham Gun Quarter were at the forefront of this incredible industry.

Birmingham Proof House a major link to centuries old gun trade Now a Grade II* Listed building, the Birmingham Proof House was established by an Act of Parliament at the request and expense of the Author: Justine Halifax. The Gun Quarter is a district of the city of Birmingham, England, which was for many years a centre of the world's gun-manufacturing industry, specialising in the production of military firearms and sporting is an industrial area to the north of the city centre, bounded by Steelhouse Lane, Shadwell Street and Loveday Street.

The first recorded gun maker in Birmingham was. Harris, The History of the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House (The Guardians, ). The rise of the Manufacturing Town: Birmingham and the Industrial Revolution Jan The History of the Birmingham Gun-Barrel Proof House with Notes on the Birmingham Gun Trade.

Harris, Clive (editor) Published by Guardians of the Birmingham Proof House (). Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House. Musket barrels were made like most tubes, by rolling metal then joining the two edges at a seam, which inevitably became the weak point in the product.

Since many gun barrels would fail, it was sensible to proof them before assembling everything into a functioning weapon. "I noticed particularly, one family of about 12 in number. The man carried an axe and a gun on his shoulders. The Wife, the rim of a spinning wheel in one hand, and a loaf of bread in the other.

Several little boys and girls, each with a bundle, according to their size Two poor horses, each heavily loaded with some poor necessities. On the top of the baggage of. Birmingham has been a key innovator in the gun trade since the seventeenth century and the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof house operates to this day.

Between and six million arms were testing and proofed here - many of them destined for the USA. Those who worked in the Birmingham Gun Quarter were at the forefront of this incredible Rating: % positive.

HISTORY: The Gun Barrel Proof House was set up as a statutory institution by an Act of Parliament of to test barrels and completed guns. The Act was requested and obtained by the Birmingham trade and the Proof House was run at its own expense.

At the height of the Birmingham trade, there were also branch proof houses. BSA had one, for example, and, at its peak, that firm made as many as half a million guns in a year.

Above - A stalking rifle once owned by the Duke of Edinburgh in the Birmingham Proof House. Roger stresses the diversity of operations at the modern Proof House. Harding C W, A Bi-Centenary History of the Birmingham Proof House; Goodman, John D, ‘The Birmingham Gun Trade’, in Timmins, Samuel, Birmingham and the Midland Hardware District,London; Morfitt J, Sketch of Birmingham,quoted in Blair, Claude ed, Pollard’s History of Firearms,p Author: HARRIS Clive Title: The History Of The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House With Notes On The Birmingham Gun Trade Price: £ Year: nd Edition: 1st Edn, City of Publication: Birmingham Summary: XIII pages, advs, illus, original red cloth in chipped and dust soiled dj, loose in the book is a prospectus for the publication.

gunmakers did carry out barrel proof, either at their own premises or at a proof house. After the Gun Barrel Proof Act ina new Birmingham Proof House was built in Banbury Street, where it still stands today. The number of firms in Birmingham's gun trade was 35 ininin (two-thirds of these in the Gun Quarter) and File Size: KB.The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House was established in by an act of Parliament at the request—and expense—of the then prosperous Birmingham Gun Trade.

Its remit was to provide a testing and certification service for firearms in order to prove their quality of construction, particularly in terms of the resistance of barrels to.The History Of The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House With Notes On The Birmingham Gun Trade.

nd 1st Edn. Birmingham. XIII pages, advs, illus, original red cloth in chipped and dust soiled dj, loose in the book is a prospectus for the publication. Price: £ Add to basket: Item details: Author: HARRIS Clive.