HAINAUT. LESSINES. Promessed'Action - 1 Action de F1000. black. #1000. No 360. One small edge-split. Large format. Founded 30/12/1835 with a capital of 1 mln. BEF. by Jean-Baptiste Dooms. The history of the firm goes back to 1784 when the father of Jean-Baptiste started a distillery and an oil mill powered by a water wheel at the river Dender in the middle of Lessines. The company expanded locally and also opened steam distilleries in Velzeke (Oudenaarde) and Sars-la-Buissière. Became a joint-stock company in 1835 through the issue of these shares. Furthermore, 2 sugar factories were to be added in both Velzeke and Sars-la-Buissière with a production capacity of 5 mln. kg. sugar annually. Yet, the economy was in a bad shape, and the company was declared bankrupt in 1837. First time seen by us.
Themes: FOOD, SUGAR, WINE & ALCOHOLS
Date: 27 January 1836
Startprice: € 500