Engineering of Ordnance 1909 by TREVOR DAWSON ~ Vickers ~ British Armaments ~ World War I/WWI ~ Canet Lecture


Title: The Engineering of Ordnance

Author: A. [Arthur] Trevor Dawson

Description: Ex-library. Recased with the publisher's original blue cloth sides stamped in black and gilt. Board edges worn. Blacked-out call number on spine and black-out marks on a few pages, otherwise no other library markings. Bottom margin of one leaf removed, leaving the text unaffected. Issued with 24 illustrated plates I-XXIV [plate I absent]. 53 pages. 9.5 x 7.25 inches. [Issued as a supplement to Vol. XIX of the Transactions of the Junior Institution of Engineers.]

The inaugural Gustav Canet Lecture, delivered by Trevor Dawson (1866-1931), managing director of Vickers from 1906-1931, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, and the first Gustave Canet Gold Medallist of the Junior Institution of Engineers. Knighted in December 1909.

[I] Introduction on recent history of mechanics and ordnance.
[II] The Influence of Metallurgy on Guns (steel manufacture, wire-wound vs. solid steel, gun construction).
[III] Powders and Explosive Compounds and Their Influence on the Ballistics of Guns.
[IV] The Influence of Mechanics on Ordnance (breech mechanisms, including those of Krupp and Vickers; mountings - naval, Canet, hydraulic and electric; loading; ramming; recoil and run-out; air blast cleaning; Janney controller; gun sights and accuracy; penetrating power; development of field artillery; howitzers and mortars; the problem of the flying machine).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Percival Marshall and Co.
Place: London
Year: 1909

Keywords: Vickers, British, armaments, guns, military, World War I, WWI, ballistics, Howitzer, anti-balloon, Junior Institution of Engineers, Canet Lecture,

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