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Brickworks 'Werklust' in Losser

The brickworks started production in 1927. In the last years it was in production it was special because it had the last operating ring furnace in Europe. Production ceased in 2000.
On local television I saw an ex-employee who was almost in tears when giving the television crew a tour of the closed down factory. He had worked here most of his live, and was very emotional explaining how fast the buildings deteriorated.
Now the plans are to make a museum out of it. The small train will carry tourists, there will be demonstrations etcetera. Probably with neatly mown grass, polished machinery and no rubble lying about. Before that happened I wanted to visit the place in it's original state.

Visited on 09-02-02

Not minding carnival nor caring about it this was a nice day to do some exploring. With beats of house-music in the distance I climbed over the gate. The resulting report is probably more industrial archaeology than urban exploration.

The furnace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Garden furniture in the oven. The oven openings itself had been blocked with reinforcing steel (? the stuff they use for reinforced concrete)/


View along side the furnace


Only four pallets of bricks have been left behind.

Detail from picture above

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rear side

Some glove left behind

 

 

 

 

 

 

EF 76







 

 


Wheelbarrow inside furnace

 

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