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Robinson and Cottam guns were used in the American Civil War
The firm was formed into a limited company with Mr Cottam as managing director
The Battersea Works also produced horseshoes by machine, as well as a "volley gun" invented by Edward Cottam 
1875 The company was put into liquidation; Mr Cottam retired.