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In the Field of Force of Russelsheim

This is the first (!) German book of industrial photography which is in full color on Agfacolor.
Paul Wolff and his staff were travelling 1938/1939 through twelve German factories (which were working for the
Opel Automobile factory) with their extended photo equipment on heavy vehicles to make the first series of
industrial photography on Agfa Color, which was invented just 3 years before, in 1936.

The various factories were: Schraubenfabrik Neuß, Kolbenfabrik Mahle Bad Cannstatt, Kugellagerfabriken Schweinfurt,
Einmann-Bergwerk Otto Rompf im Siegerland, Kühlergitter-Fabrik Eßlingen, Bosch Stuttgart, Zellwollefabrik Hirschberg,
Gummifabrik in Hannover, Sicherheitsglas Herzogenrath and others ...

It was very challenging, since Dr. Paul Wolff required 30,000 Watt of Nitraphot light for the industrial scenes.
Thus it was necessary to travel with heavy vehicels for all that equipment :-)
Bad enough, after Wolff returned home with the taken photographs, he was not completely satisfied and started
the tour again and took new photos of the scenes
 ...... well ... remember it was 1938 (!) with no digital camera and no instant quality check!

Hardcover

  • 219 pages
  • 80 colour photos

In very good exterior and near fine interior condition.
With the rare Original Dust Jacket included, which is slightly chipped/edgeworn and with a few tears, foxing to endpapers, fore edge, top edge and bottom edge, else ok with minor traces of use and age! The photos are very clean and bright.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 8 3/4" x 8 1/4"  2.2 lbs.


Heinrich H.
Published by Knorr & Hirth, Munich, Germany

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis (table of contents):

Die farbige Illustration
Ein Auftrag
Nur eine Schraube
Kampf um Kolben
Ein kleines blankes rundes Ding
Der Mann, der ein Jahrzehnt um Opel warb
Die Zähmung des roten Löwen
Das Ein-Mann Bergwerk

Die Mutter der Maschinen
Die Geschichte vom Kühlergitter
Eines großen Mannes Werk
Der verzauberte Baum
Ein höchst geheimnisvoller Werkstoff
Der gepanzerte Kristall
Rechenschaft












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