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Electro-ceramics Candal, V.N. Gaia : the production of electrical apparatus
AbstractThe company Electro-Ceramic Candal, founded in 1914 and in operation until the late 1980s, today's business park, Candal Park, SA, was an important ceramic production company of the city of Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal), either by the diverse number of products it produced, and the electrical apparatus production of high and low voltage, or the role it played nationally, at the height of national electrification, and internationally, with the supply to European cities in the post-World Wars of electric equipment for the reconstruction of their cities. Around 1948, Electro-Ceramics possessed an important laboratory for testing the production of high voltage electrical apparatus and this is well documented. Not so with the production of small electrical porcelain appliance (lamp holders, various switches, ceiling rosettes, junction boxes, components of electrical panels, etc.), which we try to study, as main goal of this research. The lack of written documentation led us to look for other sources of information, including oral information, interviews with a former engineer of the company, and access to non-printed documentation from former directors. We will present some results, although it is a work still in progress, and our goal is to continue this study, deepening better knowledge of this company, yet so little explored.
Data da última atualização: 2017-03-22
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