Thursday, 1 November 2018

Engelsberg Ironworks

This site is the best-preserved and most complete example of this type of Swedish ironworks

Forge at Engelsberg Ironworks
This postcard was sent by Doris

Engelsberg Ironworks (SwedishEngelsbergs bruk) is an ironworks in Ängelsberg, a village in Fagersta Municipality in VästmanlandSweden. It was built in 1681 by Per Larsson Gyllenhöök (1645-1706) and developed into one of the world's most modern ironworks in the period 1700-1800.
The history of iron production in the region dates back to at least 13th century. The local peasants both mined the ore and produced the iron using primitive furnaces.
In the end of the 16th century more modern production methods were introduced in Engelsberg and production volumes increased substantially in the following decades. - in: wikipedia

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