Station: [06] Steam Engines

You are standing in front of two very different steam engines. One is portable and the other is stationary. On the left is the “Motor Wolf,” from the year 1926, made by the company R. Wolf. This was an attempt to market steam engines after the internal combustion engine had already begun its triumphant advance. This motor could be pulled by a horse and only took about 30 minutes to start up.  In contrast, the bigger motor took several hours. This machine was produced in SKL Magdeburg in 1956 and was one of the last two steam engines built in Magdeburg. This motor has been restored with the help of the GISE and can be operated with compressed air. See also the picture series on the wall.