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Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos de Fafe

By |2019-03-12T21:56:18+00:00September 4th, 2018|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos de Fafe ( Fafe , Portugal) has its origins back to 1887, evolved from its predecessor, Companhia Industrial de Fafe. Originally operating in grain milling and also into the spinning and textile industry as minor activities, the company later become a major key player in the [...]

Sampaio Ferreira & Cª, Textiles, Electricity and a Legacy

By |2019-03-12T22:55:28+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 Firstly [...]

ETE – Empresa Têxtil Eléctrica, a pioneer company

By |2019-03-12T23:10:53+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 [...]

Devezas, Ceramics to the World

By |2019-03-08T23:34:06+00:00December 16th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Fábrica Cerâmica e de Fundição das Devezas (Vila nova de Gaia), was the birthplace of one of the most prestigious industrial ceramic complexes and concentration of industrial artistic production in Portugal. The importance of this artistic pole was so important that it's mark is still alive till our days. Devezas [...]

Anthracite Mines of S.Pedro da Cova

By |2019-03-13T23:06:56+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage|

The historical importance of S.Pedro da Cova and its anthracite mines can be easily understood by tracking its origins and subsequent importance for the mining industry. Historical references can be found as far as 1134 (D.Teresa - donated of the terrain to the hermits of S.Pedro da Cova), later in [...]

Oliva Factory – Ghost Room

By |2019-03-08T23:20:01+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

The Oliva Factory (S.João da Madeira) was funded in July 31, 1925, by António José Pinto de Oliveira, as "Oliveira, Filhos e Cia. Lda” with It's core business as a steel foundry. Soon, the company expanded it's know-how to other areas, one of them made OLIVA particulary famous: sewing machines. [...]

Fábrica de Louça Massarelos Oporto

By |2021-01-04T21:19:19+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage|

Fábrica de Louça de Massarelos is one of the oldest ceramic factory of Oporto and  contributed to one of the most recognized hallmarks of the city : it's incredible ceramic tile works decorating so many buildings facades. In fact, architectural decorative ceramic with so many varieties and motifs are [...]

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