the everyday routine at the Mill

How much people worked

Work hours in the Abegg mill


Sun maridada prèst

Song about the gender condition

Directors and assistants

Interviews about the relationship with the owners and their associates


Certificate of Intellectual Disability

Document used to obtain admission to employment


Passégian per la sala

Song of complaint

From farmers to factory workers

Interviews about the family history of former spinning mill workers


“Other songs

Watch the count

Art 7 / The spinner is responsible for discrepancies in the linear mass density and...


Internal Regulations

Rules for the mill workers


Sciùur padrón cun la bùrsa dedré

Song of protest

The tragedy of 1910

Historic documents about the downpour of July 1910


Mutual aid for workers

Historical data sheet of an unincorporated mutual aid association


Potatoes and silkworms. The workers menu

"We would bring two apples, two eggs, and some potatoes from home"


To the rhythm of the machines

Interviews about songs in the spinning mill


O mamma mia tegnìm a cà

Song of protest


Before entering the spinning mill

Interviews about breakfast and the journey from home to work


Songs and prayers, but no chatter

Each group would sing its song. The boss was happy if we sang and prayed


Taking the pay envelope

Interviews about the management of monthly wages.



Period image showing female and male workers of the Galbiate mills


Who were the outlanders?

Interviews about the origins and life of workers from other towns.



Song about the spinner-women

Lunch break

Interviews about the midday break