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Author: COMPAGNIE DE FIVES-LILLE - ATELIERS DE CONSTRUCTION ( ÉDITEUR - PUBLISHER ) Title: Cie de Fives-Lille. Ateliers de Construction à Fives-Lille (Nord ) et à Givors (Rhône ) . Appareils Mécaniques Divers 1890 - 1900 ( Album with 84 photo-engravings ) .
Description: Fives-Lille (France, département du Nord), Compagnie de Fives-Lille, 1900, in-folio album, oblong format, 32 x 46 cm, album contains 84 photo engravings size 275 x 380 mm, printed by Lemercier in Paris. Bound in publisher's quarter leather with gilt title on front cover ( lettering partially oxidised). The Compagnie de Fives-Lille was an important construction company originally founded already in 1861 ( Ateliers de construction mécanique de Fives) . There is still a company active under the name FIVES , descending from the 1861 company. In their Fives works they built over 2000 locomotives ( 20 are shown in the album). They built also e.g. the Alexandre III bridge in Paris ; the large hall of the Gare d'Orsay in Paris ( now the 19th c. Art Museum). Further in the album are documented tramway equipment in Avignon, Douai , Brides-Les-Bains (Savoye) , Bois de Boulogne... The last three pictures are devoted to the lift system in the ''Tower of 300 M. '' ( Eiffel tower). This album gives an impressive picture of the French contribution to railroad and tramway equipment at the end of the 19th century. .
Price: EUR 2000.00 = appr. US$ 2173.69 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 41424