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Name  J. Brunswick
Died  July 25, 1886

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John Moses Brunswick (born in Bremgarten, Switzerland; died 25 July 1886) was the founder of the J.M. Brunswick Manufacturing Company, one of the enterprises that merged to form today's Brunswick Corporation.

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Life

Brunswick was a Jewish immigrant from Bremgarten, Switzerland. He came to the United States in 1834 and initially worked as an errand boy for a German butcher in New York City. He then moved to Philadelphia to work as an apprentice to a carriage-maker, and later to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he married before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked the first two years as a steward on an old river steamer.

In 1845 he founded the J.M. Brunswick Manufacturing Company in Cincinnati. Originally Brunswick intended his company to be in the business of making carriages, but soon after opening his machine shop he became fascinated with billiards and decided that making billiard tables would be more lucrative.

Honours

In 1990 he became member of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

References

J. M. Brunswick Wikipedia


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