Munktell museum entrance. Ref. 1
Munktell museum locomobiles, steam-, diesel engines.
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J. Theofron Munktell was the fourth child in Kärrbo Vicar house and his
father was next to be priest in Sevalla and married to Christina
Nohrborg. Theofron was born on the 20th of March 1805 and died at the age of
92, 1887. He got his education by his father in their home.
Early he showed mechanical talents. His first job was at an instrument works in Västerås. At 17 years of age he was approved as a pupil to engineer Gustaf Broling at coin works in Stockholm. Here he got the task to construct tools for coin production..
Through good result he was raised to supervisor. Through this he became notified and got a stipendium to travel to England for studying production method specially for steel casting. The result of this journey steel became better, but as the demand in Sweden was too weak this production was ceased. 1833 Munktell moved his works to Eskilstuna and built upp Eskilstuna Mechanical Works.
Here new types of machines saw daylight. Theofron was most interested to rationalize agriculture help machines. Now he could get information from Samuel Owen and Niclas Edelcrantz about steam engines.
Tractors and agriculure machines in many different variations were
constructed. One product which gave Munktells a good economic start was
locomotives with a start from 1847 to about 1970. But this type of
constructions was not an interest of Theofron Munktell.
He instead swithced over to locomobiles. They were normally placed two an two on each side of the field and with wires hauled multiplows. Later 1913 her instead constructed a tractor, with a crude oil engine which could haul a combination of 5 plows.
From the late 1850th several large steamers and can be seen at Technical museum Stockholm and a more modern variant at Munktell museum.
In order to succeed to construct so many different agriculture machines Theofron had many assistants who also made constructions of their own. Thearmenius was one who constructed threshing machines. They were later produced in Arvika Sweden. Munktell Mechanical works were merged with Bolinder to Bolinder &Munktell, B/M or Munktell Mechanical Works 1879.
Theofron now retired from active involment in the lead. Instead his sisters son, Theofron Boberg, took over the technical lead.
Forstlingen II. Copy of the first engine bult in Sweden. Note that it is placed on Swedish standard rail.
An original drawing for the loco no 1. Ref. 1
An old fashion rail type which was bought from England. Ref. 1
Museum info about steam wagon. Ref. 1
Picture shows a part of crankshaft in the opening of the floor. Ref. 1
1899 Steamer Sven
Info of steamer build 1899, shown at museum. Red. 1
Historical notes about locomobiles.
Already 1853 Theofron Munktell started with production of locomobiles at his works in Eskilstuna. This production was further developed at Munktell Mechanical works and covered all different power types up to 400 ps.
These machines got the acknowledgement among all "the Grand Prix" at an international exhibition 1912.
The shown locomobile has production number 5375 and was renovated during 2009-2011 by veteran mechanics at Munktell museum. During wintertime it is deposited at the museum by Madesjö Hembygdsförening, Madesjö.
Museum info SK-4. Ref. 1
Museum info SK-4. Ref. 1
Museum info SK-4. Ref. 1
Fire place SK-4. Ref. 1
Power outlet from steam cylinder. Ref. 1
Servicedates. Ref. 1
Selfmoving locomobile SK-4.
Here is only shown some of all tractors in the museum.
One Lanz tractor photoed at a small farm in sothern Germany, which I visited 2003. See text BM10. Ref. 1
Here is only shown some of all engines in the museum.
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