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Ångsågen

Steam power saw to blinds.

Sweden.

Countdown or countup, that's the question at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Countdown or countup, that's the question.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The mill workshop. Very nice chimney but I suspect that the corrugated roof is not the original. Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The mill workshop. Very nice chimney but I suspect that the corrugated roof is not the original.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The workshop area at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The workshop again. Can't get enough of that chimney!
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Workshop ventilation coming down at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Workshop ventilation coming down.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The short end of the mill's central building. This structure is dating back to around the former turn of the century at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The short end of the mill's central building. This structure is dating back to around the former turn of the century.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Tracks and bogeys were used inside the saw bulding. And outside (now) at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Tracks and bogeys were used inside the saw bulding. And outside (now).
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Parts of the main building is coming down.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Workshop machinery. The one in front made by Verktygsindustri, Gnosjö in 1948. Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Workshop machinery. The one in front made by Verktygsindustri, Gnosjö in 1948.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Same Gnosjö-machinery, different angle at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Same Gnosjö-machinery, different angle.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Locker room, sans lockers at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Locker room, sans lockers.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Workshop upper floor. Possibly also used for fine sawing and later on for the blinds production. Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Workshop upper floor. Possibly also used for fine sawing and later on for the blinds production.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The house-in-the-house on the workshop upper floor. Shot trough dusty window at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The house-in-the-house on the workshop upper floor. Shot trough dusty window.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Belts and wheels on the saw building's ground floor.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Large wooden flywheel connected to two belt wheels behind it at Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

Large wooden flywheel connected to two belt wheels behind it. Some spledid craftmanship here!
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The wood storage barn's short end with the factory name in paint. Originally this side faced the now defunct railway tracks. Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

The wood storage barn's short end with the factory name in paint. Originally this side faced the now defunct railway tracks.
Ångsågen. Uppland, Sweden. July 2013.

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Yours truly

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What we have here are the remains of a steam powered saw mill, “Ångsågsverk” in Swedish. It was put up in the late 1800s as one of the first businesses to be established in the small community in northern Uppland where it's located. Besides sawing there was a carpentry shop as well as power planers.

During the mill's life the Swedish pavilion for the 1929 World Exhibition in Barcelona was manufactured here. The pavilion's quirky tower (in fact a kind of beacon) was constructed in modules, then shipped to Barcelona and mounted on location. Later on, quite possibly after steam had gone out of fashion, a small scale manufacturing of wood products took place here. Likely in the the workshop building. Among the products were wooden Venetian blinds.

photo_cameraJuly 2013

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color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

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