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Thomas Potter was a Danish industrialist and merchant who founded the first iron foundry in Denmark, at Christianshavn in Copenhagen.
Born in Edinburgh on 24 May 1745.
In 1779, Potter acquired a plot fronting Christianshavn Canal, constructing the Potter House in 1785. It had offices on the ground floor, packing in the cellar, and his residence on the first floor. The foundry was located to the rear of the building. It manufactured "iron pots in all shapes" as well as everything from nails and bullets to ships' anchors. Over the years, he built a considerable export of pots, nails and forged anchors to both the East and West Indies.
Died 12 October 1811.
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