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Gamla Værket


    Gamla Værket
 in Sandnes

Overview

Inspired by the silt clay banks of Norway’s Tronesbekken stream, Lauritz Smith Pedersen was granted permission to establish a “Brickworks and Roof-Tile Factory in Sandnes” in 1782. Using the materials, GamlaVærket (The Old Factory) became a prominent tile production factory. For the next 175 years, GamlaVærket continued to expand its production to over seven new branches. All together, these factories successfully produced and sold fired clay products including, but not limited to, bricks, pots, drainage pipes, and ceramic weights for fishing nets. Today, the building is a magnificent holiday destination tucked away within the winding streets of Sandnes. For centuries, Sandnes was an industrial town filled with clay-producing factories. The city is still a leading commercial center in Norway, and hosts thousands of visitors each year. Guests are certain to adore the abundance of cultural attractions, such as the Sverd i fjell, the Science Museum, Dalsnuten, and the Kongeparken.

The Romantic Era, 1770 ~ 1836

Inspired by the silt clay banks of Norway’s Tronesbekken stream, Lauritz Smith Pedersen was granted permission to establish a “Brickworks and Roof-Tile Factory in Sandnes” in 1782. Using the materials, GamlaVærket (The Old Factory) became a prominent tile production factory.

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Austria 08000706176
Belgium 080081830
France 805542721
Germany 8007241217
Ireland 1800995320
Italy 800979444
Netherlands 08000200956
Norway 80054304
Spain 900814719
Switzerland 0800001798
UK 8009179622
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