Hagen – Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Tabakfabrik 01

A couple of good milling engineering photos I found:

Hagen – Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Tabakfabrik 01
milling engineering
Image by Daniel Mennerich
The Hagen Open-air Museum (LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Handwerk und Technik English: &quotLWL Open-air Museum Hagen – Westphalian State Museum for Craft and Technics&quot) is a museum at Hagen in the southeastern Ruhr area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded, collectively with the Detmold Open-air Museum, in 1960, and was very first opened to the public in the early 1970s. The museum is run by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL, regional authority for Westphalia and Lippe within North Rhine-Westphalia). It lies in the Hagen neighbourhood of Selbecke south of Eilpe in the Mäckingerbach valley.

The open-air museum brings a bit of skilled-trade history into the present, and it takes a hands-on method. On its grounds stretching for about 42 ha, not only are urban and rural trades simply &quotdisplayed&quot along with their workshops and tools, but in much more than twenty of the almost sixty rebuilt workshops, they are nonetheless practised, and interested guests can, occasionally by themselves, take portion in the production.

As early as the 1920s, there have been efforts by a group of engineers and historical preservationists to preserve technological monuments for posterity. The initiator, Wilhelm Claas, even suggested the Mäckingerbach valley as a very good location for a museum to that end. The narrow valley was chosen, as wind, water and wood were the 3 most essential location aspects for market in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In 1960, the Westphalian Open-Air Museum was founded, and thirteen years later, the gates opened to the public. As opposed to most open-air museums, which show every day life on the farm or in the country as it was in days gone by, the Hagen Open-Air Museum puts the history of these activities in Westphalia in the fore. From the late 18th century via the early years of the Industrial Revolution to the highly industrialized society emerging in the early 20th century, the visitor can knowledge the development of these trades and the sector in the region.

Crafts and trades demonstrated at the Westphalian Open-Air Museum incorporate ropemaking, smithing, brewing, baking, tanning, printing, milling, papermaking, and a lot a lot more. A favourite attraction is the triphammer workshop shown in the image above. As soon as the hammer is engaged, a craftsman goes to work noisily forging a scythe, passing it amongst the hammer and the anvil underneath in a approach known as peening.

The Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum is open from March or April till October.

Hagen – Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Windenschmiede – Windenschmitte Fa. Johann Diederich Niggehuis 1741 01
milling engineering
Image by Daniel Mennerich
The Hagen Open-air Museum (LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Handwerk und Technik English: &quotLWL Open-air Museum Hagen – Westphalian State Museum for Craft and Technics&quot) is a museum at Hagen in the southeastern Ruhr area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded, collectively with the Detmold Open-air Museum, in 1960, and was very first opened to the public in the early 1970s. The museum is run by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL, regional authority for Westphalia and Lippe within North Rhine-Westphalia). It lies in the Hagen neighbourhood of Selbecke south of Eilpe in the Mäckingerbach valley.

The open-air museum brings a bit of skilled-trade history into the present, and it takes a hands-on method. On its grounds stretching for about 42 ha, not only are urban and rural trades simply &quotdisplayed&quot along with their workshops and tools, but in much more than twenty of the practically sixty rebuilt workshops, they are nonetheless practised, and interested visitors can, at times by themselves, take portion in the production.

As early as the 1920s, there had been efforts by a group of engineers and historical preservationists to preserve technological monuments for posterity. The initiator, Wilhelm Claas, even recommended the Mäckingerbach valley as a great place for a museum to that end. The narrow valley was selected, as wind, water and wood were the three most crucial place factors for industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In 1960, the Westphalian Open-Air Museum was founded, and thirteen years later, the gates opened to the public. Unlike most open-air museums, which show each day life on the farm or in the country as it was in days gone by, the Hagen Open-Air Museum puts the history of these activities in Westphalia in the fore. From the late 18th century via the early years of the Industrial Revolution to the extremely industrialized society emerging in the early 20th century, the visitor can expertise the development of these trades and the sector in the area.

Crafts and trades demonstrated at the Westphalian Open-Air Museum contain ropemaking, smithing, brewing, baking, tanning, printing, milling, papermaking, and much much more. A favourite attraction is the triphammer workshop shown in the image above. Once the hammer is engaged, a craftsman goes to work noisily forging a scythe, passing it among the hammer and the anvil underneath in a procedure known as peening.

The Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum is open from March or April until October.

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