Art: Swordsmith

Pressed Steel Manufacturer John Woodman Higgins of Worcester, Mass, has one thing in common with Shakespeare's Claudio: each would walk ten miles afoot to see good armor. For John Woodman Higgins, who manufactured tin hats for the A. E. F. during the War, is an enthusiastic collector of ancient armor, has a private museum next to his stamping mill to inspire his workmen. With a lumberman, an elderly metallurgist, a surgeon and a number of museum curators he left Manhattan one evening last week, crossed the Queensborough Bridge to a spick & span...