Näset: Verkstaden


Näset 2

Stone workers at Näset.

A stonemason’s work is usually associated with hard work, but sometimes it’s more artistic. In 1926, an advanced assignment appeared on Näset. Notes by stonemason Karl Johan Hjalmar Myrbäck (1887-1968) who worked at Näset:

“The year after we cut nine ‘gubbskallar’ (in English: male heads) to be sent to Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Famous chemists and physicists, perpetuated in granite. I cut the discoverer of oxygen, the pharmacist from Köping, Scheele.” (Freely translated from Swedish to English.)

Näset utsmyckning Chalmers 2

Portrait busts of swedish scientists.

Sculptor Johan Ek delivered sketches of eight Swedish scientists: Svante Arrhenius, Anders Ångström, Johan Carl Wilcke, Anders Celsius, Torbern Bergman, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Alfred Nobel. The portrait busts still adorn Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.