Sir Joseph Whitworth & Company, 1888

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Following Sir Joseph Whitworth’s death in 1887, ‘Sir Joseph Whitworth & Company’ was restructured. The objectives of the Company in 1888 included; “To carry on the trade or business of manufacturers of and dealers in ordnance of all kinds, including in the term ordnance all kinds of guns, torpedoes, arms and weapons for military, naval, sporting, or other purposes, and in all kinds of ammunition, gunpowder, shot, bullets, cartridges, ball, shell, or other missiles, and explosives for warlike, sporting, or other purposes, and all cases, carriages, fittings, or other things for use in connection with the above, and to purchase, sell, deal in, adapt, and use any ordnance, whether manufactured by the Company or not.”