PL EN


2012 | 28 | 7-30
Article title

Dzieje Szybu Regis

Content
Title variants
History of the Regis shaft in Wieliczka
Languages of publication
PL EN
Abstracts
EN
The object of the study is the history of the oldest shaft – out of shafts that are still operating – of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Hollowed out in the centre of the town in the middle of the 14th century, it continued to be the main mining shaft incessantly for approx. 600 years. It was the first shaft to be deepened below level I of the mine (18th century). Here, technical novelties in vertical transport were introduced and the first steam winding machine in Wieliczka was launched in 1861 and later an electric one (1912). The authors present the following issues in detail: construction and deepening of the shaft, modernization of winding machines, the salt mill and the surface infrastructure, changes in nomenclature and revitalization. Available historical sources were used, along with iconographic accounts, mining cartography and technical documentation. The Regis shaft, after completion of renovation work in 2012, started a “new life” contributing to streamlining of tourist traffic in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Year
Volume
28
Pages
7-30
Physical description
Artykuł naukowy
Dates
published
2012-01-05
Contributors
  • Muzeum Żup Krakowskich Wieliczka
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
0137-530 X
e-ISSN
2450-792X
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-5c9fddb5-35b0-46d7-804c-af5ec4409ac8
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