A pedestal grinder is a larger version of a bench grinder that is mounted on a pedestal, which is bolted to the floor. These types of grinders are commonly used to hand grind cutting tools and perform other rough grinding. Depending on the grade of the grinding wheel it may be used for sharpening cutting tools such as lathe tools or drill bits. Alternatively it may be used to roughly shape metal prior to welding or fitting. This grinder is belt driven.
Average sound level: 75-80 dB, when not in use
Max sound level: 103 dB
Model year: 1923
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