The Theodore well headframe, French Heritage monument to Wittenheim

Theodore wells steel headframe is German type (false-square Porter) and the model 'bat hockey' because its two bigues in solid core beams are body with the platform supporting the lower wheels. These bigues are oriented to the Northeast, the extraction machine building. It is 65 m high and its two bunk levels are respectively to 57 and 47 m. 4 wheels have a diameter of 7 m. metal headframe of the Theodore wells was built in 1958 by B.B.T. (Barber-Bénard-Turenne), in replacement of the original headframe dating from 1912. The model proposed, said 'hockey bat', appeared in the Ruhr area in 1928 (wells Robert Muser, Bochum). Decommissioned at the pit stop, in 1986, it was since abandoned and registered, on 17 August 1995, in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

The Theodore well headframe
Crédit photo : (The Theodore well headframe, wittenheim)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 116822
  • item : Chevalement du puits Théodore
  • Location of the building :
    • Alsace
    • Haut-Rhin
    • Wittenheim
  • Address : rue du Général-de-Gaulle
  • Place name : sans toponyme
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 68376
  • Zip code of the municipality : 68270
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : headframe
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Year : 1958
  • Investigation : 2003
  • Date of protection : 1995/08/17 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2005/12/12

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • This construction is mainly composed of iron
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Building containing : mine de potasse du puits Théodore, actuellement usine d'emballage et de conditionnement
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : property to a public institution of the State
  • Author of the survey MH : Buchheit Chip
  • Mérimée reference : IA68000830

The complete official record is available at Région Alsace - Service de l'Inventaire du Patrimoine culturelPalais du Rhin - 2 Place de la République 67000 Strasbourg -

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