Carl Benscheidt's reasons for positioning his factory right on the tracks were not purely promotional. The huge beech logs that were required for producing lasts were transported to Fagus by rail. The wagons were pulled there by a small locomotive, decoupled, then weighed at the railroad scale. Walter Gropius had already become Director of the Bauhaus when the railroad scale was built in 1922, according to his designs. He designed the small outpost of the Fagus Factory to imitate its big brother, the main building.


  • Title: Railroad Scale
  • Creator: Karl Schünemann
  • Location: Word Heritage Site Fagus-Factory

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