William Ellis Metford 1824 - 1899

Chartered engineer
born in:
Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

1846-1850 - employed under Mr Brunel on the Wiltshire, Somerset and Weymouth Railway.

1855 - Befriended the engineer and naval architect William Froud. 1852-1877 - William Metford makes several improvements to rifle and ballistics design. 1862 - he demonstrates his precious stone cutting mechanism invention, at the International Exhibition.