What is thought to be the original Ankerstein building
A deteriorating Ankerstein building to the rear of the Richter mansion
An Ankerstein manufacturing building in Rudolstadt with a spiral stair tower
Some of the original Ankerstein buildings on the corner in Rudolstadt
The Richter mansion still stands in Rudolstadt
An ornate doorway inside the Richter mansion
Ankerstein began in the 1880 and with various disruptions, has been in business since then. Started in Rudolstadt Germany and still there today. The
classic stone blocks are little changed since the beginning.
The outside of the Anchor Stone factory in Rudolstadt
Where Anchor Stones are mixed from sand, chalk, linseed oil, and pigment
The factory press room for stone blocks
Pressing Anchor Stones by hand
Each stone block has a stainless steel die for the pressing process
Each wooden stone block set is packed by hand
Anchor Stone manufacturing is not too distant from 100 years ago. You can still
buy the stones today.