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Eighteenth century gunfounding : the Verbruggens at the Royal Brass Foundry, a chapter in the history of technology

Author: Melvin H Jackson; Carel de Beer
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, published by a British publisher, was written by authors from the Netherlands and from the United States. It is about drawings made, probably by a Netherlander, to illustrate a period of developing specialist technology in a British institution, the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. The impetus to this period of activity was the importing by the British government of two technologists from the Netherlands,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Jackson, Melvin H.
Eighteenth century gunfounding.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974
(OCoLC)987877519
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin H Jackson; Carel de Beer
OCLC Number: 1107378
Description: 183 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: The Verbruggens in Holland --
Part II: The Verbruggens in England --
Part III: The Fifty Foundry Drawings --
Chronology --
Appendices --
Notes and References --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Melvin H. Jackson, Carel de Beer.

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"This book, published by a British publisher, was written by authors from the Netherlands and from the United States. It is about drawings made, probably by a Netherlander, to illustrate a period of developing specialist technology in a British institution, the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. The impetus to this period of activity was the importing by the British government of two technologists from the Netherlands, which move carried on an established tradition of employing foreign experts in this field. These technologists, the Verbruggens, under the industrial impetus of the War of the American Revolution, raised the standards of brass gunfounding to new heights. They allied their own proven high standards of workmanship to a greatly increased demand and in the Royal Brass Foundry in the Royal Arsenal--the building illustrated--achieved new levels of efficiency and excellence."--Foreword, page 7.

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