Second Stop: Horseshoe Nail Factory

 

After crossing the railway tracks, it’s a short walk to the former horseshoe nail factory owned by Moeller & Schreiber. The boiler house with its high chimney (1882) and the late-classical manufacturer’s villa (1873) on Kupferhammerweg bear witness to the factory, which moved from Berlin to Eberswalde in 1871 and whose founder invented a machine for the industrial production of horseshoe nails.

A unique technological monument at this site is the wagon lift constructed by the Berlin-based company Borsigwerke. From 1908 onwards, an electrohydraulic lifting device transported loaded goods wagons from the factory premises to the railway siding. The lift has since fallen into ruin.