Finlayson Heritage | Finland

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1932 PMK, or the Finnish cotton mills' joint sales office was founded. PMK's advertising campaigns could be seen in magazines, shop windows and in outdoor advertising. Finlayson & Co. acquired a majority stake in Forssan Oy. Subsequent to a merger, the company became Oy Finlayson- Forssa Ab.

1932 PMK, or the Finnish cotton mills' joint sales office was founded. PMK's advertising campaigns could be seen in magazines, shop windows and in outdoor advertising. Finlayson & Co. acquired a majority stake in Forssan Oy. Subsequent to a merger, the company became Oy Finlayson- Forssa Ab.

In 1839 the industrial weaving of cotton fabrics was established in Tampere, Finland. Employee housing was built and a school was founded in conjunction with the cotton mill, followed by a sickness fund, a hospital, a library and a church. Finlayson's cotton mill opened the first savings bank and a cooperative in Tampere.

In 1839 the industrial weaving of cotton fabrics was established in Tampere, Finland. Employee housing was built and a school was founded in conjunction with the cotton mill, followed by a sickness fund, a hospital, a library and a church. Finlayson's cotton mill opened the first savings bank and a cooperative in Tampere.

Tampereen Finlaysonin portti 1930-luvulla. MV.

Tampereen Finlaysonin portti 1930-luvulla. MV.

In the 1860s, Finlayson employed half the population of Tampere. The cotton mill was the first employer in Finland to offer industrial work also to women. Finlayson's high quality products received several awards at international exhibitions.

In the 1860s, Finlayson employed half the population of Tampere. The cotton mill was the first employer in Finland to offer industrial work also to women. Finlayson's high quality products received several awards at international exhibitions.

James Finlayson (1772-1852) was a Scottish Quaker and machine engineer, who brought the Industrial Revolution to Tampere, Finland. Finlayson gave his name and reputation to the city and the textile manufacturing company he founded there - Finlayson & Co went on to become the largest industrial enterprise in the Nordic countries between 1850 and 1920. As an great industrialist and loving philanthropist Finlayson played an important part in the industrial and social development of Finland.

James Finlayson (1772-1852) was a Scottish Quaker and machine engineer, who brought the Industrial Revolution to Tampere, Finland. Finlayson gave his name and reputation to the city and the textile manufacturing company he founded there - Finlayson & Co went on to become the largest industrial enterprise in the Nordic countries between 1850 and 1920. As an great industrialist and loving philanthropist Finlayson played an important part in the industrial and social development of Finland.

Työpäivä on päättynyt Tampereen Finlaysonilla  ja työntekijät suuntaavat kotiin (v. 1950). Kuva: Tampereen museoiden kuva-arkisto.

Työpäivä on päättynyt Tampereen Finlaysonilla ja työntekijät suuntaavat kotiin (v. 1950). Kuva: Tampereen museoiden kuva-arkisto.

Right up until the 1950s, the models for printed textile patterns were bought from abroad. In 1951, a studio was founded at Finlayson's Forssa mill which also hired its first designers who had received art training. Finlayson merged with Vaasan Puuvilla Oy.

Right up until the 1950s, the models for printed textile patterns were bought from abroad. In 1951, a studio was founded at Finlayson's Forssa mill which also hired its first designers who had received art training. Finlayson merged with Vaasan Puuvilla Oy.

Plevna, the largest weaving room in the Nordic countries was completed in 1877. The first electric lights in Scandinavia were first switched on in Plevna. The mill had 3279 employees in 1897: 1088 men, 1900 women and 291 children.

Plevna, the largest weaving room in the Nordic countries was completed in 1877. The first electric lights in Scandinavia were first switched on in Plevna. The mill had 3279 employees in 1897: 1088 men, 1900 women and 291 children.

Designed by architect Bertel Strömmer, the shop in association with Finlayson's cotton mill has been situated on Kuninkaankatu Street.

Designed by architect Bertel Strömmer, the shop in association with Finlayson's cotton mill has been situated on Kuninkaankatu Street.

Finlaysonin palatsi - Tampere | Nykyinen Finlaysonin palatsi rakennettiin 1899 kaupunginarkkitehti Lambert Pettersonin piirustusten mukaan William (Wilhelm) von Nottbeckin pojan Alexanderin asunnoksi. Kivestä rakenettu talo on kaksikerroksinen ja tyyliltään uusrenessanssia.

Finlaysonin palatsi - Tampere | Nykyinen Finlaysonin palatsi rakennettiin 1899 kaupunginarkkitehti Lambert Pettersonin piirustusten mukaan William (Wilhelm) von Nottbeckin pojan Alexanderin asunnoksi. Kivestä rakenettu talo on kaksikerroksinen ja tyyliltään uusrenessanssia.

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