Sunday, October 09, 2005

Central Museum of Labour

The Steam Engine Museum is the home of the Sulzer steam engine that was used as a power source at the Finlayson Factory. This giant of an engine is the biggest steam engine ever used in Finland.

This engine was manufactured by a Swiss company called Gebruder Sulzer in 1899 and at the beginning of the 20th century it generated energy for the spinnery as well for the new weaving mill.

At the time the Finlayson factory was the biggest factory in Finland (3000 employees).

The Factory gained its energy rather equally from three different sources: water turbines, the Sulzer engine and other steam engines in the Factory.

Central Museum of Labour in Tampere