Louwers & Co trades (traded?) in
textile machinery. Before they occupied these buildings it was the
home of "NV Transportwerktuigen en Machinefabriek
voorheen G.B. Sanders & Zn", Sanders for short. The
company, over a century old and once employing almost 300 men, went
bankrupt in 1982.
25-01-2003 I am late, once again. Parts of the factory have already
been demolished, leaving only the foundations. Another part is just
the skeleton of the hall it used to be.
From the front gate. This part is
The office building. Notice the machine
in front of the building.
From the same street. Fence is passable
but a bit too much in view to my likings.
Around the back, crossing the former railroad to Enschede Zuid,
was a seemingly often used hole in the fence. Here the results of
the demolishen work are more obvious.
Flying shuttles (schietspoel), invented
by John Kay in 1733.