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Tyfors krutfabrik

Holey mountain, hidden village.

Värmland, Sweden.

Misty reflections in the acid tank basins at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. April 2014.

Misty reflections in the acid tank basins. Yours truly doing some moves in the back.
April 2014.

Tyfors 2 – underground

Secured in the bedrock and some distance away from the overground site the first stages of manufacturing the Cordite type gun powder took place. Besides being both obscured and secured by the mountain above the perpetual dampness might have been a positive factor safety-wise.

The ubiquitous gas masks. As parts of the gun powder making process causes toxic fumes they probably came in handy. Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

The ubiquitous gas masks. As parts of the gun powder making process causes toxic fumes they probably came in handy.
November 2012.

The laboratory at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

The laboratory.
November 2012.

The gun powder dryer overeagerly exposed when just one small torch was lit ... Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

The gun powder dryer overeagerly exposed when just one small torch was lit ...
November 2012.

The gun powder dryer, more properly lit up at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

The gun powder dryer, more properly lit up.
November 2012.

Submountaineous interior. The acid tank basins up ahead at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Submountaineous interior. The acid tank basins up ahead.
November 2012.

Boiler room entrance at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. April 2014.

Boiler room entrance.
April 2014.

Ventilation machinery at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. April 2014.

Ventilation machinery.
April 2014.

Boiler room meters at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. April 2014.

Boiler room meters.
April 2014.

Danostoker boiler logo, part 1 at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. April 2014.

Danostoker boiler logo, part 1.
April 2014.

Danostoker boiler logo, part 2 at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. April 2014.

Danostoker boiler logo, part 2.
April 2014.

Tyfors 1 – overground

Not too far from the sub-mountain site there's what deceivingly looks like a small village. The scattered buildings contained no dwellers though, but the various secondary stages of the gun powder manufacturing process.

Ventilation piping at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Ventilation piping.
November 2012.

Ventilation machinery at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Ventilation machinery.
November 2012.

Not sure where this heavy roller came into use when making gun powder, but here it is. Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Not sure where this heavy roller came into use when making gun powder, but here it is.
November 2012.

Crash in the camper or camp in the crash, that's the question. Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Crash in the camper or camp in the crash, that's the question.
November 2012.

I have a guess why Saab went out of business ... Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

I have a guess why Saab went out of business ...
November 2012.

Tools at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Tools.
November 2012.

Paints at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Paints (?).
November 2012.

Empty gun powder barrels at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Gun powder barrels (empty).
November 2012.

Explosive goods class I at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2010.

“Explosive goods class I”.
November 2010.

One of the many side builsings in the area at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2010.

One of the many side buildings in the area.
November 2010.

Lab interior 1 at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2010.

Lab interior 1.
November 2010.

Lab interior 2 at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2010.

Lab interior 2.
November 2010.

Lab utensils at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2010.

Lab utensils.
November 2010.

Gas mask filter storage at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Gas mask filter storage.
November 2012.

Neat ceiling lights in one of the side buildings. All plundred by now. Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Neat ceiling lights in one of the side buildings. All plundred by now.
November 2012.

Badfacilities in one of the side buildings at Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2012.

Badfacilities in one of the side buildings.
November 2012.

Tyfors krutfabrik. Värmland, Sweden. November 2010.

Badtoilets with toilet paper still left in the dispensers. Most likely from the 1940s (the glossy texture was confirmed by my grandmother to be typical for that era)
November 2010.

Yours truly

Boom!

This gun powder factory supplied the Swedish armed forces with so called Cordite during World War II. The plant consists of two separate sites, Tyfors 1 (overground) and Tyfors 2 (underground). The first stage of the manufacturing process took part inside the mountain and the Cordite was then refined at the overground site. During its active days the factory was highly secretive but is today a very well-known and popular Swedish 'splore. Parts of the lab and the archive has been saved while whatever else left behind is unfortunately often vandalised or has been stolen.

photo_cameraNovember 2010, November 2012, April 2014

cloudApril 2014

refreshFebruary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Ektar 100, Fujichrome Provia 100, Kodak Tri-X at EV 1600, some torches, Imacon Flextight Photo.

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