Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry
Building From 1717
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.