Birmingham Small Arms Company, Armoury Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

Birmingham Small Arms Company, Armoury Road,  Birmingham, West Midlands
Photograph taken Jan 1916 - Feb 1916 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL23720_011

Interior of the barrel shop at the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) factory in Smallheath. Workers are finishing gun barrels. The BSA factory was founded in 1861. This photograph, taken for Waring & Gillow Ltd, shows rifle barrels or possibly barrels for Lewis guns, a light machine gun used both on the battlefield and on aircraft.