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COTONIFICIO VENEZIANO

FILATURA DI TORRE

cotton mill / Pordenone / 1842/1919 - 1984 / 2009

 

A first cotton processing plant was established here in 1842 by Beloz&Blanc, a Trieste-based company. In 1895 the site was taken over by Cotonificio Veneziano, a Venice-based cotton manufacturing company. In 1910 the original six-story building was replaced by a more functional complex, horizontally developed - the present one. This new factory was equipped with 60000 spindles on 82 ring machineries and 8 selfacting ones. Partially destroyed by a fire in 1916, the mill was rebuilt and enlarged, reaching a number of employees equal to 1071, of which 916 were women. After the Second World War Cotonificio Veneziano was taken over by SNIA Viscosa, a leading man-made fibers corporation already controlling several cotton processing sites. The factory remained operational until 1984.

 

 

 

 

references

 

books

Croatto, G., Valcovich, E. (1994), Architetture industriali del settore tessile in Friuli fra Ottocento e Novecento, Aviani, Udine.

 

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