4900: Cooper' Bomb
Thomas Cooper was a prolific inventor and brilliant engineer, at one time holding more patents than any other single person in England. He founded an engineering business in King's Lynn. In 1915 he invented and produced the first aerial bombs of their time. He recorded that the bombs were weighed 22lbs, 22 inches long overall, and the shell is 5 inches in diameter at the largest point. The bombs did not have directional control so were just thrown out of the plane.