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Ångsågen

Steam power saw to blinds.

Sweden.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Countdown or countup, that's the question.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

The mill workshop. Very nice chimney but I suspect that the corrugated roof is not original.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

The workshop again. Can't get enough of that chimney!

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Workshop ventilation coming down.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

The short end of the mill's central building. This structure is dating back to around the former turn of the century.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Tracks and bogeys were used in the saw bulding. And outside (now).

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Parts of the main building is coming down.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Workshop machinery. The one in front made by Verktygsindustri, Gnosjö in 1948.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Same Gnosjö-machinery, different angle.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Locker room, sans lockers.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Workshop upper floor. Possibly also used for fine sawing and later on for the blinds production.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

The house-in-the-house on the workshop upper floor. Shot trough dusty window.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Belts and wheels on the saw building's ground floor.

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

Large wooden flywheel connected to two belt wheels behind it. Some spledid crafmanship here!

Ångsågen / The Steam Saw Mill. Sweden.

The wood storage barn's short end with the factory name in paint. Originally this side faced the now defunct railway tracks.

 

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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.

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