A HISTORY OF THE SILVERSMITHS AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS. Very slight browning to closed page edges otherwise a very good clean first edition hardback in dust-wrapper. Dust-wrapper perhaps just beginning to fade on the spine and with slight tanning to the rear panel.
Overall still a very good copy of a scarce and highly sought-after book. Large 4to (218 x 278mm). Colour and b/w photographs, b/w illustrations.
The inventive ability of its family founders aided by changes in technology is reflected in the advancement it afforded to both sportsmen and weapon designers and this book records their major achievements in the evolution of the cartridge industry. The author has had a lifelong interest in ammunition design, of which most of the major British innovations in this field were evolved or developed under the Eley name. His research has been assisted by numerous parties, including the current members of the Eley family, who had personal knowledge of various aspects of the company. Written with the full cooperation of the two companies - Eley Ltd and Eley Hawk Ltd - it contains many previously unpublished illustrations. Eley Cartridges is an in-depth history of Eley and the detailed appendices include the headstamps used on Eley cartridges, a list of metallic cartridges made by the company between 1885 and 1919 and a reference list of product names, powders and variants involved with the production of Eley cartridges.
Contents include:- Chapter 1: The Eley Family and their Respective Roles in the Silver and Ammunition Trades - Introduction; The family's history in relation to its role in the London silver trades; William Eley (1) silversmith; William Eley (2) silversmith and founder of Eley Cartridge Co. Henry Eley (1) silversmith and clergy; Charles Eley (1) silversmith and founder of Eley Cartridge Co. The Products on which the Cartridge Company was Founded - Why did two successful silversmiths embark on a new venture in the ammunition trade? The Jenour Cartridge patent; Eley's patent wire cartridge and its initial production problems; The composition and types of Eley's patent wire cartridges; Chapter 3: The Companies of W&C Eley 1841-51 and Eley Bros 1851-74; Chapter 3: Eley Brothers Ltd - March 1874 to 1914; Chapter 5: Eley Brothers Ltd - Wartime production 1914-18; Chapter 6: Eley Brothers Ltd - Post War activities; Chapter 7: An insight into the company's working practices and range of products; Chapter 8: The use of the Eley name following the formation of ICI, IMI, Eley Hawk and Eley Ltd; Chapter 9: Advertisement material produced by the various Eley companies; Appendix A: List of cartridges in metallic loading book upon the closure of Eley Brothers Ltd factory in London; Appendix B: List of proprietary headstamps found on Eley shotgun cartridges; Appendix C: Headstamps on Eley shotgun cartridges; Appendix D: Names and data associated with Eley cartridges; Appendix E: A list of metallic cartridges produced by Eley Bros Ltd extracted from their catalogues between 1885 and 1919; Appendix F: Headstamps on Eley metallic ball cartridges; Key to figures, maps and photographs; Bibliography; Index. The item "Eley Cartridges CW Bill Harding shotgun cartridge collecting book silversmiths" is in sale since Saturday, October 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Non-Fiction". The seller is "lukeedwardsbooks" and is located in Crewe. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Cayman islands.
- Modified Item: No
- Topic: Collectables
- Title: Eley Cartridges
- Subjects: History & Military
- Author: C. "Bill" Harding
- Publication Year: 2006
- Publisher: Quiller Press.
- Age Level: Adults
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Format: Hardback
- Language: English