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La Blanchisserie et Teinturerie de Thaon (B.T.T.), 1872-1914

Abstract : The "Blanchisserie et Teinturerie de Thaon" (i.e. The Bleaching and Dyeing company of Thaon) was founded in 1872 by several well-known industrialists in the cotton trade of the east of France, after Germany took over Alsace-Lorraine. The factory in the Vosges was meant to replace the Alsatian mills which the French textile manufacturers and traders no longer had access to for processing their unbleached cotton. Thanks to an unexplored treasure-trove of archives, we have been able to trace the history od this firm up to 1914. Its growth reflected that of the whole French cotton industry : it followed the same pattern, particularly during the period of great expansion during the years from 1892 to 1914. The B.T.T., equally famous for its economic and financial achievments as for its extensive welfare programs, was the biggest firm in the Vosges department on the eve of World War I. It had also gained a quasi-monopoly in the bleaching and dyeing of cotton goods through taking over several rival firms.
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Claude Ferry. La Blanchisserie et Teinturerie de Thaon (B.T.T.), 1872-1914. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 1990. Français. ⟨NNT : 1990NAN21001⟩. ⟨tel-01776797⟩



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