Genuine Antique or Vintage Mark Alba 1930s Rare Small Size Cast Iron Lovely Coal Ironing Clothes Press With C himney. Long: 13 cm (5 inches) - Weight: 670 Grams. Alba Portuguese Foundry a bit of History.
The old Alba Factories, founded in 1928 by Augusto Martins Pereira, were, for many decades, a factory unit of great prestige, due to the quality of its products, of the metallurgical branch. With the death of the founder, the grandson, António Augusto Martins Pereira assumed the leadership of the company, which had at its service more than 700 employees, Alba, by far the largest employer in the municipality of Albergaria-a-Velha City. From 1974, the company began to decline, and in April 2001 it was acquired by the Durit group, adopting the designation of Metafalb, at the time with 140 workers, half of which were left over these eight years. As time went by, the company's equipment became obsolete, which led to the acquisition of the facilities of the former Fusag, - Foundry and Serralharia de Águeda, in Travassô, Águeda municipality, which is now called Duritcast and where about 50 employees of Metafalb will work since the beginning of this year have been placed there in phases. Of the remaining ones, about a dozen placed in Larus, in Albergaria-a-Velha and others opted for early retirement.The last day of work of the ancient and legendary Alba will be in the next Friday, 13th, past the last employees who opted for the transfer to Duritcast to work in this on Monday, 16, with transportation guaranteed by the company. However, the process of change was not entirely peaceful. Except that to the employees the alternative that was left to them was the unemployment and they ended up choosing to go to work for Travassô. As for the old facilities, with 30 thousand square meters, of which, 16 thousand are covered area, its future is not yet defined, speaking in the hypothesis of a real estate development or a large commercial area. PLEASE LOOK MY OTHER ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES. The item "Vintage Alba 1930s Rare Small Size Cast Iron Chimney Coal Ironing Clothes Press" is in sale since Tuesday, December 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Irons".
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