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January 2018

Sampaio Ferreira & Cª, Textiles, Electricity and a Legacy

By |2018-05-07T22:31:00+00:00January 4th, 2018|Industrial Heritage|

Sampaio Ferreira & Cª, Lda. is another extension of the great work and vision of the industrialist Narciso Ferreira. Introduction to the industrial profile of Narciso Ferreira was already made in my previous article on ETE. This is about another company of this important figure. The company - textiles and power [...]

December 2017

ETE – Empresa Têxtil Eléctrica, a pioneer company

By |2018-05-07T22:30:55+00:00December 26th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Empresa Têxtil Eléctrica, Lda (ETE for short), was a textile company founded in 1905 in between the municipalities of Vila Nova de Famalicão and Santo Tirso, near the margins of the Ave river. The company was at the time an important textile industry but also innovated by the production and use [...]

Reguladora, The Time Through Times

By |2018-05-07T22:30:40+00:00December 20th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Fábrica Nacional de Relógios, Reguladora SA. , or just Reguladora, or more dearly A Boa Reguladora, in Vila Nova de Famalicão, is the oldest watch and clock manufacturing companies in the Iberian Peninsula and, one of the most appraised brands in it's sector in Portugal, with an history of time and [...]