William Ellis Metford 1824 - 1899
- 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.