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Title: Establecimiento de una ferrería
Creator: Compañía Franco-Colombiana
Publication Info: Bogotá : A. Roderick, 1833.
Physical Details: 11 p. ; 21 5/10 x 15 2/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Some wear on first page (no wrappers), interior pages very good.

Summary: The Franco-Colombian Company who won the concession for the exploitation of iron mines in Cundinamarca and Boyacá in 1827, details the advantages of iron and steel production. The company was in search of investors to buy the machinery necessary for industrial production, particularly the construction of an oven. They include the projected profits of the industrial oven when constructed.
Historical Notes: After independence, the Colombian government promoted foreign investment and immigration to the country. Europeans and Americans were encouraged to move to Colombia and invest in mining and participate in colonization. Immigration policies were not very successful. However, important ventures were carried out by immigrants such as the navigation of the Magdalena River and the construction of railroads. Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Pp. 58. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Donor Notes: The Franco-Colombian iron works company explains its need for capital and its progress so far from 1827-1833 - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Compañía Franco-Colombiana
Iron industry and trade -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01102
Record Number: 182
Islandora ID: islandora:9504