Building    From 1717 

Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry

Categories: Armed Forces, Engineering

It was built when it was found that there were low stocks of artillery - but also in response to a fatal explosion in a private contractor's London foundry. In addition to its obvious casting functions, the new Royal Brass Foundry also originally held a vertical cannon boring machine used to finish the bore of cannons, which at the time were cast with a core. The foundry was allowed to decline over time.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry

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E. J. Palmer

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1 memorial
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