Thomas Winkler

Custodian, Transport Collection Section

With the Vienna Technical Museum since:

December 1999

My duties include:

  • Expanding, developing, documenting and providing scientific support for the Railways, Bridges & Tunnels collection groups
  • Participation in collection-related research projects
  • Curating exhibitions
  • Publications
  • Curator’s guided tours
  • Member of the Museum Advisory Committee of Vienna’s Tramway Museum

My key areas of research:

Rail freight traffic and the networking of railways

My recommendations for you:

The hydraulic press based on the Haswell system from 1862, which you’ll find in the Heavy Industry section on Level 2. The hydraulic press designed by John Haswell allowed complex parts to be manufactured with a far better quality than previously possible with forge hammers. Englishman John Haswell also planned the first locomotive factory in Austria and was its director.

Objects under my responsibility

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