Braathen Dendrokronologiska Undersökningar
Lunnevägen 2, SE-46144 Trollhättan, Sweden
Skeppsbron 5, Visby
Skeppsbron 5 or 'Torsmanska Huset' is at the harbour close to the lane Tullhusgränd. There is a café in the house, and in the coffee-room there are elaborately made ceiling paintings. The south gable has a profile which reminds of the curved baroque gables from countries south of Scandinavia and tells that somebody, may be the first owner Camitz, got impressions from the continent.
Apparently a blue-print has been used aimed for a house which was designed to show its decorated gable to the street and the opposite gable to the back-yard, but old drawings show that the house had space and a garden all around.
The reason for dating the house was to obtain the oldest possible date when the ceiling paintings were made.
Six bore-cores were taken from the northern and middle part of the framework of the roof. Three of these bore-cores have waney edge and are dated 1735.