After more than 340 performances, the 2018 annual tour of Circus Knie traditionally ends before Advent. The tents are assembled and disassembled about 40 times per season. 60 helpers need about 6 hours each time. Soon, all material will be stored in the winter quarters in Rapperswil-Jona. Before that, however, the big “winter service” at HP Gasser AG in Lungern is still pending: Here, the 8-piece chapiteau, each weighing 4 tons, are currently being dried, checked and repaired if necessary. This is more or less all done by hand. The same applies to the rest of the material such as extension and nostalgia tents. Our 6 meter wide washing and drying plant is used for the roof tarpaulins, curtains and gable tarpaulins. Thus, from March 2019, it is again in clean “garb”: “Manege frei”. And it will be for the 100th anniversary of Circus Knie.
Friday, 14 December 2018 / Published in Membrane construction