1855-57 Ravensberg Spinning Mill built in Bielefeld
Bau der Ravensberger Spinnerei in Bielefeld
Mechanisation and linen production in the Ravensberg region is driven and promoted by the Prussian State.
Active industrialisation in Westphalia occurs simultaneously. The Ravensberg Spinning Mill was the largest flax spinning mill in Europe in the 19th century and today is a highly important industrial heritage site in Europe.