Air hammer, first recording at ÅSSA
It’s said that a skilled blacksmith can hold an egg between the hammer and the anvil.
Air-power hammers use pneumatics to drive the hammer.
Vulkanhammer Mask. Fabrik
Model year: 1923
Press force: 6 tons
Hammer weight: 300 kilos
Weight of the whole machine, hammer, anvil and engine: 15 200 kilos
Åtvidabergs railroad switch and signal factory (Åtvidabergs Spårväxlar & Signalfabriks AB)
In short the factory name was ÅSSA. It was founded 1907 but got its current name 1932. The main production was railroad switches and railroad signal systems. ÅSSA closed 1987.
An early car production started in 1911 and the only surviving car can be seen at the ÅSSA museum which is in the same building as the factory once started.
Sound recordist: Torsten Nilsson
Photographer: Torsten Nilsson
Video recordist: Torsten Nilsson