Part of an anemometer from the roof of the furnace hall

Category Tools

Year of manufacture/creation 1902

Place of manufacture/creation Paczków, then Germany

Size Height: 150 cm
Width: 117 cm
Length: 80 cm

Material steel

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1991

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

These fragments of the anemometer from the roof of the gasworks in Paczków show traces of times past.

This anemometer was proudly rotating on the roof of the furnace hall from the very launch of the facility. To commemorate this event, the device carries the date – 1902.

However, this instrument was also a witness to some tragic and dramatic moments. At the turn of winter and spring in 1945, the area of Paczków and Otmuchów was a site of intense military operations. The holes visible in the flag were most likely left by the bullets fired by the Red Army soldiers who were showing off their aim.

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