Sir john Anderson worked in the Arsenal first as an apprentice then as an Engineer. He invented a machine to manufacture bullets at a rate of 40000 per hour. This replaced a system that produced at 500 per hour. The cost saving on this product was over £200,000 per year (probably the equivalent of £20M at 2009 prices), he also invented a machine for granulating gun powder, another for breaking down mill cake. He also invented a way of manufacturing bayonets costing a third of original price plus methods of making 500 muskets a day.
Small arms bullets made