Press molds from Ritzen
4 July 2019
Curator Don Duco recently wrote an article about a pipe factory in Belgian Limburg. Last year, our museum bought a series of ten press molds from this company that, when studied, fit seamlessly with the history of the Ritzen company. This is a small, until now hardly known pipe maker’s workshop, founded in 1810 in Maaseik, a small town along the river Meuse in Belgium. Research into this material made it possible to write a missing piece of history and establish the Gouda influence in this company. Read the illustrated article on our website and be amazed at what a bunch of rusty pipe moulds can yield such interesting information.