a battered mechanical beauty: the steam engine Jakobstal

The Sulzer steam engine shown here was build in 1903 and belonged to the spinnery Blumer & Söhne which was shutdown in 1982. Today the building is part of the big industrial ruin Jakobstal.

A german abstract about the history and current development (or stagnation) about the ruin can be read here:


Copyright: Bernhard ehrminger
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Uploaded: 06/03/2011
Updated: 17/03/2011


Tags: industrial; decay; steam engine; spinnery; jakobstal; bülach; switzerland; cultural heritage site
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