Fototour Radbod colliery !
The machine that can be seen in the photos is something very special: In earlier times it was driven by steam and stands unchanged until today - only the steam has been replaced by compressed air. Additionally there are some photos showing the machine at shaft 1, that is from 1907 - pitily thieves have stolen different parts from this machine, yet. This time I will not comment on the the pictures too much and they will be shown in the sequence they have been taken in.
Please click on the photos' small versions in order to enlarge them and to get the corresponding background information. ATTENTION: The pictures' explanations can now be found UNDER the large versions.
|Ost colliery in early summer of 2003.||The "Zum Bergwerk" street.||St. Barbara is watching the miners.||Access denied.|
|Today Radbod is a monument !||The producer's panel.||The machine at Radbod 5.||The machine - still used for hoisting.|
|Two measuring instruments at the depth meter.||A nice detail.||The boiler and the driving wheel.||A detail of the boiler.|
|Brake shoe and driving wheel.||The huge connecting rod.||A small glass with oil inside.||The strong hub is carrying the driving wheel.|