Person    | Male  Born 1712  Died 27/10/1781

Jan Verbruggen

Categories: Art, Engineering

Countries: Netherlands

Master gun-founder and artist. Born at Enkhuizen in the Netherlands. After an unsuccessful attempt in 1763, he and his son Pieter were appointed master founders at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich in 1770. They introduced a horizontal boring machine for producing guns, rather than the traditional vertical method. Our picture shows this machine.

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Jan Verbruggen

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Verbruggen's House - 1

Verbruggen's House, 1773, built for Jan & Pieter Vanbruggen, joint master...

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Verbruggen's House - 2

The plaque refers to the Verbruggens as brothers, when in fact they were fath...

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