The German colonists were quite ingenious. With the very simple technologies in this room, they made ice blocks. The square tank on the right would get filled with sea water and ammonia gas was injected into it until it cooled to slightly below zero degrees (but above the freezing point of salt water). Long and narrow metal tanks, like the one leaning against the main tank, would be filled with fresh water and inserted into the very cold salt water until the contents were frozen solid. At Kolmanskop near Luderitz, in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia, Africa.
Photographed March 2014 - © 2014 Lesley Bray Photography - All Rights Reserved.
NamibiaKaras RegionAfricaLuderitzKolmanskopǁKaras RegionDiamond CoastKolmannskuppeNamib DesertDesertEisfabrikIce Factory
From Aus, Luderitz, Diaz Point and Kolmanskop