On the Open House Day early June 2016, the Iron Library and the Corporate Archive of Georg Fischer Ltd opened their "chamber of wonders" to present magic machines from four centuries.
Our 100 visitors had the opportunity to look at books and documents – all of them related to "magic machines".
From Copperplates to the Digital World
In the 17th century, Salomon and Isaac de Caus created a universe of machines and automatons. These magic machines are being brought to life through 3D animations. More>>
Magic machines made in Schaffhausen
250 years later, Johannes Rauschenbach built agricultural machines
in Schaffhausen, including some that sound magical such as the
"hail cannon" for cloud seeding. More>>
+ Treasures from the library collections and the Archives
+ Tour through the Iron Library
+ Thematic handicrafts for children
+ Iron Library quiz
+ Free beverages