The slaughter-house, Danish Crown


Knife from Danish Crown in Odense. This knife is from the last working days at the large, old export slaughter-house, also known as Danish Crown. The knife is now at Møntergården in Odense. Photo: Jens Gregers Aagaard.


Tool from Danish Crown in Odense. This tool is from the last working days at the large, old export slaughter-house, also known as Danish Crown. It is now at Møntergården in Odense. Photo: Jens Gregers Aagaard.

Intro

The slaughter-house, Danish Crown, in Odense was founded in 1894-96 and was, at that time, one of Denmark’s most modern businesses. In 2006, it closed down and the building has subsequently been demolished.

Industry clocks out

When industry came to Funen People on Funen were really on their toes when industrialisation took off in the course of the 19th century. Prior to this, every product was a piece of craftsmanship, often produced for a familiar customer. With the advent of mass production, however, uniform articles were produced for a much wider market.
Industry clocks out Most of the large, old companies were still active in the 1960s. In the 1970s, on the other hand, they closed down one after another and, by the 1990s very few remained. In recent years, even more have gone and the old-fashioned industry has almost disappeared.

This location is part of the exhibition 'Funen – at the centre of the universe', at Møntergården in Odense. Read more about the exhibition on our website.