Some time ago I came across an order in one of the big Ministry of Supply ledgers at the National Archives in London.
The order to Bates Textile Finishing Machine Co Ltd, was for 1,000 cartridges at 5 shillings each, for ‘experimental 8 barrel projector’. The order was placed on 18.11.41, with a second date of 4/2/42 also written. The order is noted as being completed in ‘Nov 41’.
Another note mentions the Superintendent at a range in Shoeburyness. Which is presumably where a trial was to take place.
I have written to the Bates Textile Finishing Co in Leicester from an address on the internet, but it appears they were wound up a while ago, so I am not hopeful of a reply.
Does anyone know anything about this 8 barrel projector?