Open House Day 2016: Impressions

Jun 6, 2016 11:00 AM

«Magic Machines»

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 1pm - 5pm


On the Open House Day past sunday, the Iron Library and the Corporate Archive of Georg Fischer Ltd opened their "chamber of wonders" to present magic machines from four centuries.

In the 17th century, Salomon and Isaac de Caus created a universe of machines and automatons. These magic machines were brought to life through 3D animations.

250 years later, Johannes Rauschenbach built agricultural machines in Schaffhausen, including some that sound magical such as the "hail cannon" for cloud seeding.

Our 100 visitors had the opportunity to look at books and documents from the Iron Library and the corporate archives of GF – all of them related to "magic machines". What a successful day! Have a look at some impressions!

Impressions of the Open House Day

Visitors on the open house day in the Iron Library

photo: Pauline Zade 


Report on

visitor in the Iron Library (photo: Sascha Erni)

photo: Sascha Erni 

Report by Sascha Erni (in German)