Germany in 1912: Images 121 to 130

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Left: Friedrich Alfred Krupp, who died in 1903. With him faded the name of Krupp. Right: Alfred Krupp, the founder's son, was the true "director" of the family.

The port of Frederic-Alfred Hutte at Rheinhausen. Six high furnaces 25 metres in height stand there side by side in front of the Rhine.

Krupp. -- This immense wheel is part of an electric drive extracting machine (line system). It has a diameter of about 4 metres and a weight of 22,000 kilograms.

Krupp. -- In the central hall of the vast and beautiful plant of Rheinhausen, 480 metres long, mechanical workshops are installed.

Krupp. -- The steel plates of medium thickness are hacked and cut quickly thanks to these powerful hydraulic shears.

Krupp. -- The Martin workshop where trimming and removal of cast wheels are performed. Besides cannons, at Krupp are also made locomotive wheels, rail wheels, axles, boilers, and more.

Krupp. -- The Fritz drop-hammer. Shaping a block of steel with the hammer is a very delicate operation. It requires high precision, minute attention, and a real unity of movement.

The smile of the Kauser. -- As much as the Kaiser keeps a straight or severe face in the exercise of his sovereign function, he is just as friendly, affable and cheerful in privacy.

Left: Little Fritz on the knees of Wilhelm I. On the side is his uncle and great-uncle. Right: Little Fritz cradled by his mother, princess Victoria, sister of Edward VII.

Left: Little Fritz presents his first wooden horse. Right: Little Fritz at ten years, according to tradition, receiving the rank of lieutenant of the guard.


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