Ancient Wonders of Engineering – Part One

Engineering has come a long way since ancient times, and we’re able to invent and create incredible things that once we would only have dreamed of. However, there are some works of ancient engineering that still impress and amaze us today due to the level of advancement at such an early time.

Göbekli Tepe

This stone creation is incredible to view, with its massive stone pillars arranged into a set of rings. Foxes, snakes, boars and other animals are carved into the stone, some of them being 3D. But what makes this collection of rough stones so remarkable is the fact that it’s thought to have been built around 9000 B.C. That’s so early that it predates farming, it also predates Stonehenge by 6000 years. The largest of the stones are 18 feet tall and weigh around 60 tonnes, so the question remains, in a time before farming, how did these ancient people build this amazing work of architecture?


Colosseum Wonders

The Coliseums are impressive enough as they are, but what really amazes modern-day scientists is the lengths to which the Romans would go for a good show. One such form of entertainment featured the re-enactment of epic naval battles. The Coliseum would be flooded with water and filled with ships which slaves and prisoners of war would be forced to board and act out battles. Archaeologists discovered that they used a system of aqueducts that lead to the arena.


Derinkuyu’s Underground City

In 1963, a man of the Nevşehir Province of Turkey discovered the underground city of Derinkuyu when he knocked down a wall in his home and found an intricate tunnel system. This huge city dates back to somewhere between the 15th century and 12th century B.C. What’s truly incredible about the city is the depth to which it goes. It’s amazing to think that those who built and excavated it would have been equipped with primitive tools, yet they were able to create a city large enough to house around 20,000 people.


Here at European Springs, we’re fascinated by the evolution of engineering and how far we have come in the past few thousand years! We’re suppliers of a whole range of products that are essential to the world of engineering, including gas springs in Ireland. For more information about any of our products or services, please get in touch with us today by calling 048 9083 8605 to speak to a member of our team.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Here at European Springs, we’d like to offer you a warm welcome to our new website, specifically designed for the market in Ireland.

As Europe’s leading spring manufacturer, we pride ourselves not only on the quality of our springs, wire forms and pressings, but also on the excellent standard of our customer service. A dedicated Irish site allows us to improve that standard even further for our customers in Ireland, making it easier for you to purchase precision-made components from us.

On our contact page, you’ll find details for our office in Ireland, so you can deal directly with a local representative who can help you with the exact requirements of your project. This means that if you have very specific criteria for your project, you’ll be able to benefit from personal, local attention to your needs. From our manufacturing facilities in London and Cornwall, and our extensive stock facility in Yorkshire, we’ll be able to despatch your components quickly and efficiently so that you can enjoy truly unbeatable service.

With over 60 years of experience, European Springs and Pressings Ltd are well accustomed to meeting the needs of our customers in Ireland. We offer a vast catalogue of tension, torsion, compression and other kinds of springs, as well as wire forms and pressings, and can supply bespoke production for those circumstances when a standard item simply won’t do the job.

We support customers in a wide range of industries; Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Electronics, Medical and many more, with components provided for major industrial environments all around the world.

From our new website, we aim to improve the experience of our customers in Ireland, offering a more direct and local approach that allows you to take advantage of our extensive experience and outstanding technology.

We hope that you’ll enjoy browsing through our site, and encourage you to return soon to read news from the world of engineering in general and, of course, springs in particular. If you’d like to speak to us about any of our products and services, please do get in touch – our team will be delighted to hear from you.

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