By the end of 2021, had welcomed
1,221,894 visitors since work began
in May 2008.


Additional information about manufacturers, British in particular, can always be sought from the excellent and ever-growing Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History even though the site now charges for downloading documents.


The gun

As the cataloguing of industrial artefacts is clearly of ever-decreasing importance in academic circles and museums are increasingly concentrating on social history, relegating items to store where all too often they simply deteriorate, I decided in 2018 to concentrate on the needs of the individual collectors who — judging by detailed site-statistics — had made by far the most visits. However, this change in approach did not seem to make much difference. A decision has now been taken to publish some of the previously on-line information in traditional book form…as there’s evidence to show that some elements of my work have been used by educational courses without permission or due credit. Please visit the link below for more information:

Lyon Publishing