LIEGE. Dixième d'Action A de F800. black, yellow. No 187508. Vignettes of scenes inside the zinc-smelting plant. The zinc deposits, in Limburg, were known earlier than the Napoleonic period, but it was the emperor who promoted their exploitation. The concession was granted to a Liège chemist, who designed a furnace suitable for economic processing of the mineral. He sold it in 1813 to a Brussels Banker, Dominique Mosselman. He, together with the Banque de Belgique, founded this company in 1837. It soon acquired a worldwide reputation for zinc. The main mine was exhausted in 1884, and the last mine on the concession closed in 1937. A big name in the Belgian industrial history. Facsimile signature of Alexandre Galopin, a well-knowndirector of the Société Générale with an important rule during WWI (the Galopin Doctrine).
Themes: METAL & ENGINEERING, MINES(no coal, gold)
Province: LIEGE, LIMBURG
Date: 21 May 1927
Startprice: € 50