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WILLIAM G. ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 81082

 
WILLIAM GEORGE ARMSTRONG
William George Armstrong signs an autograph sentiment.
Autograph sentiment signed: "I am dear Sir/yours truly/W.G. Armstrong", irregularly cut 4½x2 paper affixed to 6¾x9½ page. Newspaper clippings with a b/w portrait of Armstrong are also attached to the larger page. Baron Armstrong (1810-1900) abandoned the practice of law to pursue his talent for engineering and invention. He published papers and took out patents to enhance hydraulic power in industry. During the Crimean War (1853-1856), he proved a genius at improving and manufacturing guns, opening an ordnance factory for the British Government. He invented the Armstrong gun, a wrought iron, breech-loading cannon. In later life, he studied power-saving methods to conserve his nation's coal supply. He was knighted in 1859 and made a peer in 1887. Signature paper is lightly creased, with show through from adhesive mounting.


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WILLIAM G. ARMSTRONG

Died: Circa 1900



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