Sunday, 6 November 2016

Germany: St Antony Iron Works in Oberhausen

Yesterday I got a postcard from Germany.

It shows the former manager's house of the St Antony Iron Works in Oberhausen. The St Antony Iron Works was founded in 1758, after bog iron had been discovered. It is known as Cradle of the Ruhr Industry, as it was the first iron works which was founded in the Ruhr Area. The furnace was lit for the last time in 1842 and the foundry was closed in 1877. Afterwards the most buildings were destroyed. The former manager's house survived until today and is since 2008 a part of the LVR Industrial Museum.

25 years 112 as emergency telephone number in Europe (issued 11-02-2016)

Thank You very much Marcel!

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