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Travel Back in Time to Industrial Revolution Era Factory

04/03/2014 12:06 PM

Hi there, on my day off I made it to Fray Bentos (Uruguay) on my bike (300 + 300 Km) to visit a huge abandoned meat manufacturing company founded in 1850 by a German Chemist called Justus Liebig. This company supplied canned meat for the allied forces during WWI and II. In the early 20`s the plant was bought by a British family and renamed "The Anglo"

Ammonia pump room for cooling the storage house

Largest storage building in the world (Built 1922) measuring 200 meters x 100 meters x 5 stories in height. Inner temperature was - 20ºC

An advertising poster.

If you are interested in this subject, please send me a PM and I gladly will send you mere pictures I have taken!

Further reading (in English) : http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Vestey_Group

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04/03/2014 12:23 PM

On Google maps: https://maps.google.es/maps?q=frigorifico+anglo+Fray+Bentos,+R%C3%ADo+Negro,+Uruguay&hl=es&ie=UTF8&sll=-33.126491,-58.302754&sspn=0.003055,0.006287&t=h&hq=frigorifico+anglo&hnear=Fray+Bentos,+R%C3%ADo+Negro,+Uruguay&z=14&iwloc=A

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04/03/2014 2:26 PM

It's always interesting to see how things work in other parts of the world.

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04/03/2014 3:27 PM

You posted using the present: this is the way things worked in our neighbor country during the last century. the whole company is irrecoverable now.

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04/03/2014 6:36 PM

It is said that during WWI the MK IV tank was called Fray Bentos or fribentos by their crews cause they felt as in a can of corned beef.

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04/05/2014 2:17 PM

Has yesyen visited there?

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04/06/2014 10:03 AM

I actually don´t know... but he certainly would have enjoyed it! To be honest this place cannot be compared to museums in Europe or the US, where live machines can be seen: it is more like an archeological site or even a huge junkyard....

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