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De Faam, the Boiler room (NL)

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De Faam, the founder of De Faam is Henricus de Bont. Since 1883 he produces sugar confectionery and peppermint. In 1851 his son Petrus takes over the company. He invents a machine to make English peppermint and in 1858 he receives a patent by King Willem III. The peppermints have a stamp "De Faam" named after the Greek goddess Fama. In 1881 the sons of Petrus continu production in a new factory, where the had a steam machine. And st the new company name became Stoom-Chocolade, Peperemunt en Suikerwerkenfabriek P.A. de Bont (Steam-Chocolat, Pepermint and sugar confectionery factory P.A. de Bont). In 1912 the company moved to a new location, it stayed on this location until it closed its doors in 2014.
The company switched several times of owner. At this moment it is know under the name Astra Faam and still produces candy at other locations.

I have worked here two times (2000-2001 and 2005-2007), it is strange to walk in almost empty buildings where you have good (and bad) memories. I live close to the location and its good to see that the buildings are used again by several other businesses. Exept the boiler room as you can see.

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