Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Zollverein Pit XII Essen

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Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Zollverein Pit XII Essen


Zollverein Pit XII Essen

We today associate coal with terms like subsidy, pit closures and unemployed miners although in the 20th century coal had such a universal importance as a supplier of heat and electricity that people could not imagine a time after coal. After the Second World War coal was more and more replaced by oil and gas, mainly because these energy suppliers made comfortable heating possible. So one coal mine after another in Germany was closed since the end of the fifties. Of 384,000 miners who were working underground in 1957, only 55,400 remained by the year 1993.

The Zollverein Pit XII in Essen was built between 1937 and 1932. From February 1, 1932 12,0000 tonnes of coal were produced daily. In 1986 it was taken out of service. It was considered the most aesthetic, most advanced and most powerful mine in Europe and is now among the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is home to about to dozens of institutions in the fields of art, culture, design and new media. There are museum tours starting from the visitors centre.

The Schreiber model shows the headframe and on the left and right the hauling engines hall. Under the headframe is the shaft house. In addition, parts of the vehicle circulation hall and tipper house can be built.



Length: 47 cm

Width: 11 cm

Height: 19 cm


Difficulty: 1

Number of sheets: 4

Scale: 1:300