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Established by the Ministry of Munitions at Burton on Trent
1917 A specially convened sub-committee of the Munitions Council decided that machine gun production was inadequate for the probable requirements of 1918 and a new factory would be required. A site was chosen at Burton-on-Trent. The aim was to produce 400 machine guns per week but factory construction was still underway at the time of the Armistice. Brick and steel-framed buildings were erected. Consideration was briefly given to keeping the site for machine gun repair or for future manufacture but this proved impractical and the site was sold off.
First output: 1919
Purpose: Repairing machine guns