Mr. F. W. Jones, O.B.E

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    Mr. F. W. Jones, well known for his work in small-arm ballistics, died at a London nursing home on June 25. He was a native of Nottingham but received his training (1887–89) at the Royal College of Science, South Kensington. On leaving college, he joined Colonel Schultze's factory in the New Forest, where the first smokeless shotgun powder, ‘Schultze granulated gunpowder’, was in its initial stage of development. Within two years, Jones became the manager of the factory and he was thus one of the earliest pioneers of the smokeless powder industry.

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    Mr. F. W. Jones, O.B.E. Nature 144, 236 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144236a0

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