A forgotten remote control for one of the many cranes insider the old foundry.
The factory work floor of the old Ferrum foundry.Shot through a dusty office window…
Along the outside wall of the old foundry, the crane was used to lift metal in to the oven.
The control console of one of the many rail cranes inside the old Ferrum foundry.
On the top floor of the old foundry an old compressor lays under a thick layer of black dust, unused since years.
The visit in Ferrum gave quite an impression about foundry business: In the dusty air, every step left a print in the thick black dust and a small cloud behind. A metal foundry is neither a clean environment nor an easy or healthy job…
Ferrum is an old, traditional company in Switzerland with over 100 years of history. But the foundry business got less and less profitable until this part of the production ceased last year. Together with an employee we had the opportunity to visit the location which
Currently several companies that bought the machines from the closed foundry are disassembling them in order to be sent to a new “assignment” – so this forklift is not retired yet…
Who does not have to look down if there is a hole in the floor?
Once used to handle the heavy, molded parts, a crane stands like a big, yellow arm with red muscles.