LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE

Steam engine

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Steam engine

20 Rue Georges Leroy
Livarot

14140 LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE

Phone : 02 31 61 88 18

Mobile phone : 06 67 60 68 24

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19th century

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Livarot, the ultimate cheese-making town, underwent a true agri-food revolution in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The industrialist Georges Leroy opened a factory making “small nailed, stapled boxes” on the site of an old spinning mill in Livarot. In 1906, he acquired a steam machine that he had seen in operation at the 1889 World’s Fair. It supplied his business with electricity until 1957. Now registered on the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments, it can be viewed in an interpretation area within the factory that was created around it.