C. W. Harding
Manufacturer part number: 1-904057-91-8
Eley is a household name to many shooters, but little has been written on the family’s history. Eley Cartridges traces the history of the Eley name from its agricultural roots in Derbyshire, England, to its rise as famous London silversmiths and into its production of ammunition in London and Birmingham. For the last two centuries, the name or make of Eley has appeared on domestic flatware, fashion accessories, and, of course, on both military and sporting ammunition. The inventive ability of its founders, aided by changes in technology, is reflected in the advancements it afforded to both sports and weapon designers. This book shows the major achievements in the evolution of the cartridge industry, and it includes six appendixes covering the headstamps on Eley shotgun cartridges, the list of metallic cartridges between 1885 and 1919, and all those associated with Eley. Eley Cartridges is the definitive history of the Eley company. 192pp.