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Armstrong's firm, then called Sir WG Armstrong Mitchell & Company following a merger with the shipbuilding firm Charles Mitchell, went on to manufacture automobiles, locomotives, arms and even aircrafts as Armstrong Whitworth following yet another merge with engineering company Jospeh Whitworth in 1897.

gun makerArmstrong Whitworth's armaments division, the Elswick Ordnance Company dominated worldwide arms production. Armstrong arms can be found across the globe, as far away as New Zealand and Thailand to Malta and Gibraltar.

In 1927 the company merged with Vickers Limited, known for its military vehicles, tanks, aircrafts, missiles and marine engines to become Vickers-Armstrong.

The remarkable story of Lord Armstrong and how he made the fortune that bought Bamburgh Castle is told in the Armstrong Museum. Here, you'll also find the Bamburgh Castle Aviation Artefacts Museum with its collection of aviation artefacts and memorabilia including engines, propellers and pieces from crashed aircraft spanning a time line from 1910 to more recent times.


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