Barr and Stroud

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Barr and Stroud, Ltd. (sometimes abbreviated as "B & S") was a Scottish manufacturer of rangefinders and fire control instruments. The Royal Navy was its primary buyer.

The company was founded by professors Archibald Barr and William Stroud to provide a basis for their development and sale of their contract-winning rangefinder design. Though their family of coincidence rangefinders had an extensive lineage, their product line extended into an considerable offshoot of data transmitters and receivers.

The company's first workshop was established in Glasgow in 1895. In 1904, a larger facility was opened in Anniesland.

See Also



  • Moss, Michael; Russell, Iain (1988). Range and Vision: The First Hundred years of Barr & Stroud. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 1851581286.
  • Brooks, John (2005). Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control. Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 0714657026. (on and