The Little Bulb Maker

  Emmasingel     more than a year ago

Although child labour is still a hot topic these days, less than a century ago it was quite normal for children to help contribute to the family's income by working. Long before robots and automated assembly lines, Philips used ‘little girls with tiny fingers’ for the most delicate work needed to produce light bulbs. This statue was erected in 1966 to honour the thousands of factory girls who brought the company worldwide fame for little compensation. The monument travelled to various locations around the city before finally settling down in front of the Philips Museum.


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