Edward Mounier Boxer

Death 1 Jan 1898 (aged 75)
Ryde, Isle of Wight Unitary Authority, Isle of Wight, England
Burial Charlton, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
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Buried on January 6, 1898.

He died at home, in "Upton House", near Ryde.

NOTE: I used the spelling of his middle-name as it is on his Patents & the records of the Royal Society. His middle-name is also found in various sources as Mourier, Monnier, Mournier, Mourrier, etc.

F.R.S. He was elected in 1858.

Major-General, Royal Artillery

Very Famous Inventor. He is most known for his "Boxer" primer for firearms cartridges, invented about 1866.

He also did much other work relating to ordnance.

His "Boxer Rocket", originally designed for war use, was adapted about 1865 as a lifesaving rocket with a line attached. A compound type of rocket, it had increased range over earlier types, and remained in use until after World War II.

Among his British Patents are:
- No. 3005 on December 1, 1863 for "Improvements in Fuzes and Shells for Ordnance"
- No. 1517 on June 18, 1864 for "Projectiles"
- No. 2653 on October 13, 1866 for a "Cartridge for Breech-Loading Firearms"

He also received U.S. Patent 91,818 on June 29, 1869 for "Improvement in Metallic Cartridges".

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