Johan Theofron Munktell, born in 1805 in Västmanland, moved to Eskilstuna from Stockholm at the age of 27. Here, he started a small workshop in a building belonging to a factory owner by the name of Heljestrand, just to the right of where the Eskilstuna Theater is today.
Sweden's first mechanical loom was delivered to Rydboholms weaving mill.
Munktell obtained land north of the Eskilstuna River. Two years later, he moved into newly-built workshop premises. Some operations were still performed here until a few years ago when most of them were moved to new facilities outside Eskilstuna. Today, however, there is still a reminder of years past as the Munktell Museum still resides on the site today.
Sweden's first threshing machine.
Sweden's first locomotive, "Förstlingen", (The First Born) was delivered to the Norberg mine railway.
Sweden's first steam traction engine.
The company was restructured and became Munktells Mekaniska Verkstads Aktiebolag.