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Old Mill

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Hidden : 12/29/2006
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Geocache Description:

This cache is located in the yard of an old ceramic factory, which now serves as an office building called Old Mill.
Kätkö sijaitsee vanhan posliinitehtaan pihalla. Rakennus toimii nykyisin toimistorakennuksena nimeltä Old Mill.

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During office hours, you can get very close to the cache by car. Other times you'll have to walk pass the gate, which is perfectly ok. So, you don't have to feel like trespassing or something. :)

History of Old Mill
Turun Posliinitehdas was built during 1918 to 1919. The main products manufactured in the factory were electronic ceramic devices such as fuses and lightings. The factory was owned by three men of whom a gentleman Henning von Rettig was the most well known. However, the original wooden factory was destroyed in a fire in 1920. Construction work for a new factory built from fireproof brick was started immediately. Fritiof Strandell, a leading jugend style architect in Turku at the turn of the century, was chosen as the architect for the factory. Since then the factory has seen a number of renovations and extensions as it has adjusted during the years to the changing needs of its users. A low ceiling extension was added to the building in the 1950s when the first tunnel furnace was installed into the building.


Toimistoaikaan kätkön lähelle pääsee autolla, muina aikoina täytyy kävellä portin puomin ohi, mikä on kuitenkin ihan sallittua eli ei tarvitse tuntea olevansa "hämärähommissa" :).

Old Millin historia
Turun Posliinitehdas, nykyinen Old Mill rakennettiin vuosien 1918 - 1919 aikana. Tehtaassa valmistettiin pääasiassa sähkökeramiikkaa, kuten puhelin- ja suurjännite-eristimiä. Tehtaan omistajakolmikosta tunnetuin oli turkulaisvaikuttaja Henning von Rettig. Puurakenteinen tehdas kuitenkin paloi jo v. 1920. Saman tien alettiin rakentaa uutta ehompaa tehdasrakennusta, joka muurattiin tulenkestävästä tiilestä. Arkkitehdiksi valittiin Fritiof Strandell, joka oli vuosisadan vaihteen johtava turkulainen jugendarkkitehti. Rakennusta on laajennettu ja muutettu koko sen käytön ajan prosessin ja työympäristön muutosvaatimusten mukaan. Matala lisäosa on rakennettu 1950-luvulla, kun tehtaassa otettiin käyttöön ensimmäinen tunneliuuni.

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