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October 22, 1915. Sir Andrew Noble died.—Widely known for his important researches on guns, proj ectiles and explosives, Noble was born in Greenock on September 13, 1831, and for some years served in the Royal Artillery. Joining Armstrong in 1860, he was for many years director of the ordnance works at Elswick and after Armstrong's death became the head of the great armament firm. His original investigations cover a period of fifty years, many of his memoirs being contributed to the Royal Society.

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