Thursday, August 24, 2006
Francis Fine of Hudson, a metallurgist who made high-quality miniature weapons, has died. He was 89.
For 60 years, he crafted models of pistols, swords, daggers and medieval spiked clubs that were usually about 1/20th the original size.
Mr. Fine, whose day job was as supervisor of casting designs at Raytheon, was also known throughout his life for making people laugh at humorous -- and sometimes outrageous -- stories, the Globe reports in an obituary today.