Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Lancaster, Charles Williamlocked

(1820–1878)
  • G. C. Boase
  • , revised by Anita McConnell

Extract

Lancaster, Charles William (1820–1878), gun maker, the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, a gun maker, of 151 New Bond Street, London, and his wife, Mary, née Warrington, was born at 5 York Street, Portman Square, London, on 24 June 1820. He was educated at a private school and left at an early age to enter his father's factory, where he learned the business of a gun maker, and soon became a clever designer of models and a competent mechanic. The study of rifled projectiles and the construction of rifles was his chief pleasure, and he soon attained the highest skill as a rifle shot....

Also in this article

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

(1801–)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers