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Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Knit Fabric

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Façade of Can Marfà. Photo by Romuald Gallofré- Museu de Mataró.

Façade of Can Marfà. Photo by Romuald Gallofré- Museu de Mataró.

Can Marfà is the exhibition space of the Museum of Mataró devoted to the knit fabric industry, the industrial activity that has brought uniqueness and identity to the city. It is located in one of the buildings of the former Marfà factory, the most important knit fabric factory in Spain before 1936.

From the architectural standpoint, it is a complex in the “Manchester” style built between 1880 and 1881. The first floor hosts the benchmark exhibition: Mataró, Capital of Knit Fabric, which develops the three museographic strand of the Museum of Mataró and is a thematic and chronological exhibition of the collections that the Jaume Vilaseca Foundation has revived and given to the city with the goal of preserving the memory of an industry that has suffered from the consequences of the textile crisis.

The ground floor hosts the programming of temporary exhibitions, the educational area and the event room, where activities and workshops on the history of industry, technology, design and fashion are held.

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SPACES

<p>Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Introductory area The recovery of the industrial heritage associated with the kn
Introductory area The recovery of the industrial heritage associated with the knit fabric industry in Mataró
<p>Technician adjusting a circular knitting machine. Photo by Jaume Vilaseca Foundation.</p>
Area 1. Knitting
Area 1. Knitting
<p>View of the space dedicated to spinning processes. Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Area 2. From the fibre to the piece of clothing
Area 2. From the fibre to the piece of clothing
<p>Square loom used to manufacture socks, 19th century.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Area 3. The start of knit fabric
Area 3. The start of knit fabric
<p>View of the factory space, <em>c. </em>first quarter 20th century. Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter - Museu de Matar&oacute;.</p>
Area 4. The industrialisation of knit fabric
Area 4. The industrialisation of knit fabric
<p>View of the space dedicated to the production of swimwear and hosiery, <em>c. </em>20th century. Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Area 5. Fashion, fantasy and sports
Area 5. Fashion, fantasy and sports
<p>General view of area 6.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Area 6. From autarchy to the expansion of the industry
Area 6. From autarchy to the expansion of the industry
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<p>Detail of a <em>Raschell-William Scott</em> loom. Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Area 7. Future prospects
Area 7. Future prospects

OBJECTS

<p>Fibre containers,1900-1930.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Fibre containers
Fibre containers
<p>Test reeling machine, <em>c.</em> 1950-1960. From the company DB Apparel Spain, S.L. (Matar&oacute;).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Test reeling machine
Test reeling machine
<p>Knitting machine, first half of the 20th century. Machinery for knit fabric, S.A. (Olot).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Knitting machine
Knitting machine
<p>Thistle combing machine, <em>c.</em> 1905. From the company La Cooperaci&oacute; Fabril (Olot).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Thistle combing machine
Thistle combing machine
<p>Dye vat, last quarter of the 19th century. From the company Autotex, S.A. (Viladecavalls).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Dye vat
Dye vat
<p>Cutter, 1950. G&eacute;neros de Punto Agust&iacute;, S.L. (Matar&oacute;).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Cutter
Cutter
<p>Knitwear export book, 1889. Sobrino de Antonio Reg&agrave;s Factory (Matar&oacute;). Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Knitwear export book
Knitwear export book
<p>Cotton socks, late 18th century. Pilade Franceschi Collection.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Socks
Socks
<p>Griswold circular loom, 1896-1898. The Griswold Stocking Knitter (England). Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Griswold circular loom
Griswold circular loom
<p>Set of circular looms, 1930. Tallers J. Roure (Matar&oacute;).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Set of circular looms
Set of circular looms
<p>Set of furniture,&nbsp;1880. Josep Arenas Factory.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Set of furniture
Set of furniture
<p>Women&rsquo;s undershirt and petticoat set, first quarter of the 20th century (Matar&oacute;). Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Undershirt and petticoat
Undershirt and petticoat
<p>Sewing stand, first half of the 20th century. Commercialised by the subsidiary of the Wertheim company in Barcelona, called La R&aacute;pida S.A.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Sewing stand
Sewing stand
<p>Workers from the fabrics section, 1910. Hijos de Antonio Escub&oacute;s Yarn and Fabric Factory (Matar&oacute;). Archive of images from the Jaume Vilaseca Foundation.</p>
Workers from the fabrics secti
Workers from the fabrics section
<p>Circular jacquard loom,<strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>c.</em> 1920. Chemnitz (Germany). Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Circular jacquard loom
Circular jacquard loom
<p>Bathing costume,&nbsp;<em>c. </em>1910-1920. From Els Banys de Sant Crist&ograve;for (El Masnou).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Bathing costume
Bathing costume
<p>Electric spooler, 1940. Construcciones Mecanicas Lloret.&nbsp;Mus&eacute;e de Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; G&egrave;nere de Punt.</p>
Electric spooler
Electric spooler
<p>Nylon slip,&nbsp;<em>c. </em>1950-1960. F&agrave;brica Gallifa (Matar&oacute;).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Nylon slip
Nylon slip
<p>Circular loom to manufacture socks, 1965. Albo, S.A. (Matar&oacute;).&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Circular loom
Circular loom
<p>Textile sector demonstration in Matar&oacute;, 1978. Enric Quintana, Matar&oacute; Municipal Archive / Quintana Fund.</p>
Textile sector demonstration i
Textile sector demonstration in Mataró
<p>TCN outfit, 2014. Tot&oacute;n Comella. 2014 winter collection (Barcelona). Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Outfit
Outfit
<p>Outfit with running shirt and shorts, Wong Sport Collection. Vilaseca S.A. (Matar&oacute;). Photo by Eusebi Escarpenter.&nbsp;Museum of Matar&oacute;. Can Marf&agrave; Knit Fabric.</p>

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Sports outfit
Sports outfit

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