Professor David Williams of Loughborough University is recognised internationally for his expertise in manufacturing technology.
Much of the evolution of this has been driven by weapons manufacturing. His publications and research work as an honorary historical consultant focus on the history of military gunmaking and the Birmingham Gun Trade.
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Finest Sheffield steel
The Royal Armouries holds one of the finest pairs of Colt 1861 navy revolvers in the world: both in mint, unfired condition. They were originally presented to Mark Firth, the Sheffield steelmaker who supplied Samuel Colt with steel.
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