Målilla Motormuseum

Address: Hultsfredvägen 22, 570 82 Målilla Show map

Address: Hultsfredvägen 22, 570 82 Målilla

Engines from the early 1900s in Målilla-Gårdveda Open Air Museum.

The company Alm's Engineering Plant started in 1907, has donated some rarities to the museum. The factory was one of the first in the area and their first engine was an open paraffin engine, made in 1907. The engine was sold to Haddarp's Mill at the price of 600 SEK. Later it was bought back and renovated, and is now on display in the Motor Museum, together with four other engines from the same time.

Displayed is also a workshop made for testing the engines, built in 1908. Engines from 6 hp - 75 hp were tested here. Alm's Engineering Plant manufactured paraffin engines, ignition ball, diesel and rawoil engines. The first engine was an open paraffin engine of 8 hp, made in 1907.

The ignition ball engine was invented by the Englishman Akroyd in 1890. There were around 15 different motor factories in Kalmar County; Storebro, Haddarp, Hjorteström, Br Nilsson in Västervik and Målilla Mechanicals are just a few. In Målilla 8,000 engines were manufactured. In the whole country approximately 200,000 engines were produced. Today we estimate there are 5 - 10,000 Swedish and foreign ignition ball engines left.

In the museum you will find among other a Carl Alm 4 hp Ben 2 cyl from 1920, a Tålebo No: 101 3 hp made in 1920s and a DS 10 10 hp two stroke from 1952. All engines work!

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  • Phone number
    0046 (0)495-202 60
  • Street address 1
    Hultsfredvägen 22
  • City (address)
    570 82 Målilla
  • Website
  • Opening hours
    Open all year

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