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AbstractIn August 1859, at the Birnam Hotel in Perthshire, Lord Panmure, sometime Principal Secretary of State for War in Palmerston’s Government, presented this fine silver-gilt mounted basket-hilted sword on behalf of the tenantry of the Drummond Stewart estates at Grandtully, Perthshire, to...
AbstractAfter an introduction to pre-Han and Han bronze crossbow triggers and bronze casting in China, these ancient mechanisms are examined from an engineering and manufacturing perspective. These triggers have been identified (Yates 2007) as the first mass-produced interchangeable military...
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