In the run-up to GF's 150th anniversary in 1952, Director Ernst Müller suggests “creating a library of the literature on the working of iron, covering all forms of processing”. The idea behind it is that GF has grown for 150 years and become a large company from processing iron. The intent is to gift the public a place that preserves and maintains this knowledge in the company's anniversary year.
The Klostergut Paradies in 1947
The Iron Library, 1953 (F. Baumann)