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Sophia Jacoba Colliery
In 1909 and the following years the industrialist family Honigmann ordered a shaft to be sunk near the former village of Hückelhoven. Extraction began at shaft number 1 in 1914 after the colliery was sold to a Dutch coal import company. In 1917 the plant was named Sophia-Jacoba after the wives of the new owners. After the completion of additional shafts in 1918 (number 2) and in 1930 (number 3) the colliery played a major role in the economy and urban development of Hückelhoven and the region. 3,300 people were employed at Sophia-Jacoba at the time.  
Work on constructing the pithead frame above shaft number 3 - a two-level strut frame in a framework design - was begun in 1929 but did not become fully functional until 1934. A notable feature are the two head wheels which are placed one above the other. The head frame platform which is 42 metres high, is visible for miles around and is regarded as a landmark memento to the early years of industrialisation in Hückelhoven.
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