The Capital Goods Industry

  • Kristin Ranestad
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


This chapter provides an outline of the capital industry in Norway in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its linkages to the mining sector. The author uses secondary literature and company records of Trondhjem Mechanical Workshop and the Bede Metal and Chemical Co. Ltd. and shows that mining companies increased their use of local workshops for complex machinery, power stations, equipment, and other technical inputs in the late nineteenth century. The increased connections between the two sectors were partly due to the mechanical workshops' specialisations and adaptations to demand.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin Ranestad
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  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

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