A brand and factory with more than 300 years of history
Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 4pm
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 4pm
The 21st Husqvarna Rally will take place on the 3d of June 2017, organised by the Husqvarna Motorcycle Society and the Husqvarna Museum.
Extended opening hours in the museum: 11 am until 5 pm.
START: at 9 am in Stockmakarbyn (“The Stock Makers’ Village”).
FINISH: at Husqvarna Museum.
For more information, please see the homepage of the motorcycle society: http://www.husqvarnamotorcyklar.nu/Read more
From our collections…
The Ice Cream Freezer ”Reliance”.
From about 1900 to the 1960’s Husqvarna manufactured ice cream freezers. A total of about 1,1 million freezers were produced in a range of many sizes. From ½ litre to 40 litres, or 80 times bigger! Larger models could be fitted with a small motor but the smaller ones needed to be turned manually.
This was a pretty good export item and in the collections of the museum we have pamphlets in many languages incl. English, French, Spanish and Dutch. Most of the ice cream freezers were called Reliance but the names Nordpolen (“The North Pole”) and Polaris were also used.
These freezers works like this: the outer space, surrounded by the pail, is filled with ice, salt and water. The inner space, the can, is filled with ice cream mixture which is the turned for about a quarter of an hour. Given the very cool surrounding, the mixture will end up as ice cream!
In the recipe booklets for the freezers there is instructons to make at least 20 different ice creams, sorbets and the like. This is how you make a vanilla flavoured ice cream: Boil a litre of full fat cream with a split vanilla pod. Pour it over a mixture of 160 grams of caster sugar, 4 egg yolks and 4 full eggs. Whip continously . Sieve and heat again but don’t allow to boil. When thickened sieve again and let cool. Place in the ice cream freezer and work it for 15 minutes approx. Enjoy!
Come to the museum and have a look at our small collection of ice cream freezers. Should you be tempted, you can buy ice cream in our little shop!
Friday the 5th of May the museum could welcome a very special visitor. Former arms assembler Nils “Nisse” Abrahamsson came with his son Hans as company. Nils is at 97 (!) and having worked for 51 years (!) the now last living small arms artisan, a tradition that goes back approx. 600 fantastic years! Nils and Hans was naturally most interested in our arms collection and so went to the Small Arms Room. Inside they [—]Read more