Kruthusen i Torsebro – Gunpowder houses in Torsebro

The gunpowder house in Torsebro was built to provide the Swedish army with black powder in the war against Denmark. It was built in 1663 and was in use until 1923! It produced between 4-7 tonnes of gunpowder per year in Torsebro. They also provided other cities such as Karlskrona with gunpowder.

The gunpowder houses consisted of five meters thick walls in case of an explosion. The rooms where two people worked with 500 kilos of gunpowder were no more than 2×2 meters! (2×2 yards) When the dynamite was invented, the gunpowder also began to reduce its production of black powder and was shut down completely in 1923.

Kruthusen i Torsebro byggdes för att försörja den svenska armén med svartkrut i kriget mot Danmark. Det byggdes 1663 och var i bruk ända till 1923! Det tillverkades mellan 4-7 ton krut om året i Torsebro. De försörjde även andra städer som Karlskrona med krut.

Kruthusen bestod av fem meter tjocka väggar ifall en explosion skulle inträffa. Rummen där två personer arbetade med 500 kilo krut var inte mer än 2×2 meter! När dynamiten uppfanns så började även kruthusen att minska sin produktion av svartkrut och lades ner helt år 1923.

Klicka på bilderna för att se dem i större storlek-Click on the images to see them in larger size.

Kruthusen-Gunpowder magazine
Kruthusen-Gunpowder magazine
Ett överväxt kruthus-An overgrown gunpowder house
Kruthusen-Gunpowder magazine
2×2 meter stort. Här får man inte ha klaustrofobi!-😄2×2 meters (2×2 yards) in size. Here you must not have claustrophobia!😄
Max 2 personer och 500 kilo krut!-Maximum 2 people and 500 kg gunpowder!
Skylt Krutgatan-Label Gunpowder Road.
John Jonasson

Om John Jonasson

Jag är en hobbyfotograf som främst tycker om att vara ute i naturen. Jag fotar även mycket annat såsom människor i sin naturliga miljö. Med min bästa kompis, Åke Nilsson, har jag denna bloggen tillsammans med. I am a hobby photographer who mostly likes to be out in nature. I also shoot much more like people in their natural environment. With my best friend, Åke Nilsson, I have this blog together with.

8 Replies to “Kruthusen i Torsebro – Gunpowder houses in Torsebro”

  1. ProfilbildJag

    Mycket man lär sig på bloggarna, hade inte en aning om att det fanns sådana kruthus. De gör sig bra på bild.

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  2. ProfilbildMy Anasa

    I like a lot of history and it is interesting to me to discover these buildings used during wars. They say many things about the knowledge of the period and the way to face the fights.

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  3. Profilbildlindasschaub

    Interesting John and I guess due to the dimensions/width of the bricks, the gunpowder was kept safe and dry in those brick buildings and out of harm’s way – it was like a fortress! In this day and age, and especially over here in the U.S. someone would have had to toss a match nearby just for kicks.

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  4. Profilbildde Wets Wild

    Most interesting how the buildings were disguised, John, and I can’t imagine how terrible it must have been to work in such cramped conditions with such dangerous materials…

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  5. ProfilbildKristallina

    Nja, jag är tveksam om jag hade delat det lilla kruthuset med en person och 500 kg krut 😀 Gillar att naturen täcker över dem. När jag bodde i Nigeria såg jag ett hus som försvann på bara ett år under ett tjockt grönt täcke. Fina, intressanta bilder!

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