Industrial Heritage

Pithead bath in Dortmund

Waschkaue at Kokerei Hansa, Germany

A detail I was especially impressed in. At the coking plant Hansa I saw a pithead bath. In this hall the workers put their clothes in special frameworks. Each framework is movable up and down by a chain.

The German name for this construction is Waschkaue. I like the idea because one won’t lose space by wardrobes that way.