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Jince has started rescue of unique blast furnace Barbora

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Rescue of a unique historical blast furnace Barbora has been started in Jince. After the reconstruction, the small town would like to use it for the touristic and social development not only of Jince itself but the whole region. At present, the repair of roof and parts of façade is under way. It is financed by means of a donation from the Central Bohemia District.

After the reconstruction, there will be for example a museum exposition in the blast furnace building and the space for summer cultural events in the ground.  In connection with the reconstruction, the municipality council approved an acceptance of the donation from the Central Bohemia Fund of Culture and Monuments Restoration for the repair of the eastern part of the roof amounting to 500 000 CZK. „The reconstruction will be split into stages, now the roof and the upper part of furnace are fixed, “the Jince mayor, Josef Hála, says.

Aside the above-mentioned donation from the Central Bohemia District, Jince are waited for the result of the negotiations about a donation from the Minister of Culture. „We would like to adjust also the exteriors where we plan a summer amphitheatre, but also models of furnace and kilns in a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 which could illustrate the used to be iron production, or a charcoal kiln , of course a functional one,  in which time to time some charcoal can be produced, “ the Jince mayor explains the further plans with the compound.

The museum exposition will include also a museum of the iron production or a presentation of the surrounding trilobites’ habitats. The blast furnace Barbora boasts unique ceilings, but also its uniqueness in the scope of Europe. „There were only two such furnaces in Europe, the second one in France, “Josef Hála points out.

The blast furnace was operated based on progressive technological constituents which were then applied in furnaces in the territory of the whole Austria-Hungarian monarchy. It was established by Rudolf Count Vrbna at the beginning of 19th century and named after the wife of the iron works director. It was put into operation in 1810.  It was specialised on casting of cast iron pipes. But also, other machinery parts and pig iron for hammers were produced here. The operation lasted till 1874, when it already could not compete with neighbouring furnaces.   Then, a saw mill was here till the 50th of 20th century. Later, the building was used as a warehouse by the state farm. In 1989 it was acquired by a private owner from whom the small town bought it in 2017.

Jince has started rescue of unique blast furnace Barbora

 

Rescue of a unique historical blast furnace Barbora has been started in Jince. After the reconstruction, the small town would like to use it for the touristic and social development not only of Jince itself but the whole region. At present, the repair of roof and parts of façade is under way. It is financed by means of a donation from the Central Bohemia District.

After the reconstruction, there will be for example a museum exposition in the blast furnace building and the space for summer cultural events in the ground.  In connection with the reconstruction, the municipality council approved an acceptance of the donation from the Central Bohemia Fund of Culture and Monuments Restoration for the repair of the eastern part of the roof amounting to 500 000 CZK. „The reconstruction will be split into stages, now the roof and the upper part of furnace are fixed, “the Jince mayor, Josef Hála, says.

Aside the above-mentioned donation from the Central Bohemia District, Jince are waited for the result of the negotiations about a donation from the Minister of Culture. „We would like to adjust also the exteriors where we plan a summer amphitheatre, but also models of furnace and kilns in a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 which could illustrate the used to be iron production, or a charcoal kiln , of course a functional one,  in which time to time some charcoal can be produced, “ the Jince mayor explains the further plans with the compound.

The museum exposition will include also a museum of the iron production or a presentation of the surrounding trilobites’ habitats. The blast furnace Barbora boasts unique ceilings, but also its uniqueness in the scope of Europe. „There were only two such furnaces in Europe, the second one in France, “Josef Hála points out.

The blast furnace was operated based on progressive technological constituents which were then applied in furnaces in the territory of the whole Austria-Hungarian monarchy. It was established by Rudolf Count Vrbna at the beginning of 19th century and named after the wife of the iron works director. It was put into operation in 1810.  It was specialised on casting of cast iron pipes. But also, other machinery parts and pig iron for hammers were produced here. The operation lasted till 1874, when it already could not compete with neighbouring furnaces.   Then, a saw mill was here till the 50th of 20th century. Later, the building was used as a warehouse by the state farm. In 1989 it was acquired by a private owner from whom the small town bought it in 2017.

Jince has started rescue of unique blast furnace Barbora

 

Rescue of a unique historical blast furnace Barbora has been started in Jince. After the reconstruction, the small town would like to use it for the touristic and social development not only of Jince itself but the whole region. At present, the repair of roof and parts of façade is under way. It is financed by means of a donation from the Central Bohemia District.

After the reconstruction, there will be for example a museum exposition in the blast furnace building and the space for summer cultural events in the ground.  In connection with the reconstruction, the municipality council approved an acceptance of the donation from the Central Bohemia Fund of Culture and Monuments Restoration for the repair of the eastern part of the roof amounting to 500 000 CZK. „The reconstruction will be split into stages, now the roof and the upper part of furnace are fixed, “the Jince mayor, Josef Hála, says.

Aside the above-mentioned donation from the Central Bohemia District, Jince are waited for the result of the negotiations about a donation from the Minister of Culture. „We would like to adjust also the exteriors where we plan a summer amphitheatre, but also models of furnace and kilns in a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 which could illustrate the used to be iron production, or a charcoal kiln , of course a functional one,  in which time to time some charcoal can be produced, “ the Jince mayor explains the further plans with the compound.

The museum exposition will include also a museum of the iron production or a presentation of the surrounding trilobites’ habitats. The blast furnace Barbora boasts unique ceilings, but also its uniqueness in the scope of Europe. „There were only two such furnaces in Europe, the second one in France, “Josef Hála points out.

The blast furnace was operated based on progressive technological constituents which were then applied in furnaces in the territory of the whole Austria-Hungarian monarchy. It was established by Rudolf Count Vrbna at the beginning of 19th century and named after the wife of the iron works director. It was put into operation in 1810.  It was specialised on casting of cast iron pipes. But also, other machinery parts and pig iron for hammers were produced here. The operation lasted till 1874, when it already could not compete with neighbouring furnaces.   Then, a saw mill was here till the 50th of 20th century. Later, the building was used as a warehouse by the state farm. In 1989 it was acquired by a private owner from whom the small town bought it in 2017.

 

Překlad: Ing. Hana Kratochvílová


Created: 8. 10. 2019
Last update: 5. 12. 2019 10:54
Author: Správce Webu

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