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Abbe Harder

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1837 model of a cupola used for melting a mixture of pig iron and scrap iron in iron foundries, displayed at Vienna Technical Museum. The caption states that it was developed by John Wilkinson, and had air preheating for efficiency.
1887 model of a typical early 19thC charcoal blast furnace (Holzkohlen-Hochofen), displayed at Vienna Technical Museum
1840 model of a rolling mill at Vienna Technical Museum
1848 model of a bloom squeezer (Luppenquetsche) for preparing wrought iron blooms for the rolling mill, displayed at Vienna Technical Museum

The Abbé Alois Harder

1769 Born in Brühl/Günzburg (Germany)

1857 Died in Vienna

Alois Harder was employed as the model maker to the Austrian K. k. Landwirtschaftgesellschaft (Agricultural Society) from 1813 to 1855, and produced more than 1000 scale models of machinery, etc.[1]. A number of his models are on display in the Vienna Technical Museum.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'History of Technology', Volume 17, edited by Graham Hollister-Short, Frank A. J. L. James, Bloomsbury, 1996