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E. and A. Ludlow

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of Belmont Row, Birmingham

Machines for making gun cartridges

1868 Edward Jones designed and made the first successful machines for producing solid-drawn cartridge cases for rifles

Subsequently Ludlow and Co

The firm's business extended rapidly, and later on developed into the National Arms and Ammunition Co., with works at Sparkbrook for the manufacture of rifles, and at Holford for ammunition.

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