THE BIRMINGHAM GUN TRADE.

2004. First published (Great Britain). SC. 192pp, over 130 illus., 6.875x9.75; explores relationships between technology & history of gunmaking from 1720-1950; engineer, academic author studied battle between manual processes of manufacturing using dexterity of many people & clumsy but tireless machine, examines complex relationship in gunmaking paying attention to interchangeable military firearms manufacture, & growth & decline of Birmingham military & sporting gun trade; gives thoughtful comment on craft skills (handicraft), use of machines (milling machine), & most significant, effect of changing technologies on people's jobs, livelihoods, & locations; NET;. NEW. Item #106628
ISBN: 0752432370

Price: $28.00 NET

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