Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 10/31/2008


Photo taken on October 24, 2008



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netherlands
holland
nederland
foundry
boz
ijzergieterij
n.v. holland
de holland
holland - bergen op zoom


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Fire hydrant of the N.V. Holland – Bergen op Zoom

Fire hydrant of the N.V. Holland – Bergen op Zoom
The foundry Holland of Bergen op Zoom is famous for producing a certain letterbox of the Dutch Post, so famous in fact, that the letterbox was named Holland.

I cannot find the starting date of this company (probably 19th century), but it folded in 2001.

See here for some pictures of the buildings still standing there:
www.mosselstraat9.nl/Foto/RMI/index.htm

And a small movie of demolition of the buildings:
nl.youtube.com/watch?v=K4VrLt39diI

An article in a Dutch newspaper with two former workers:
www.bndestem.nl/regio/bergenopzoom/3635241/De-Holland-was...

And here a link to the catalogue of the foreclosure auction:
archive.dovebid.com/brochure/RMIH010918.pdf (PDF, 4.9 MB)

At the municipal archive of Bergen op Zoom, many pictures can be seen of the foundry Holland:
www.markiezenhof.nl/ (search on "ijzergieterij holland" or "de holland")

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