Joseph Whitworth

Sir John Pender MP presented the Edinburgh City Artillery Volunteers with a six-pound Whitworth field gun in 1862. The wealthy businessman owned a large collection of paintings, including works by J M W Turner, Joshua Reynolds, John Everett Millais, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Joseph Whitworth was employed at the workshops of Maudslay, Son & Field who designed and built the lifting machinery for the time ball on the Nelson Monument. image credit Wikimedia Commons