Station: [23] Forge and Steam Hammer

  • Technikmuseum Magdeburg

The steam hammer is the chosen landmark of the Magdeburg Technical museum. It was developed in 1891. It is operated by steam, which passes under and over the piston, making it possible to increase and decrease stroke rate and impact strength. Nevertheless, working with the steam hammer was not pleasant. Due to the size of the object, there were heavy vibrations and an immense noise in the production hall. Take a look as well at the original structure of a blacksmith’s forge. You can see the bellow, anvil, and chimney.