Take-off. The 40s and 50s.
The sound from the radio in this room takes us back to the forties and fifties and a town that is being transformed and rebuilt not only industrially but also in terms of urban development. A folding screen and a chest of drawers are full of images which depict the reconstruction of Eibar in the post-war period. The policies of the Franco regime, through the Council for Devastated Regions, combine with private initiative to rebuild the cities that were most afflicted by the war. On display are photographs of buildings such as the new market, together with factories which spring up in the streets of Eibar, paving the way for what was to be one of the most prosperous periods of the twentieth century.
Continuing the trend of diversifying production begun in the twenties, this room contains new products made in the town: bicycles and their accessories, mopeds, machines tools, hardware and other metal products give visitors a good idea of the standard of workmanship in Eibar. The arms sector is also a protagonist, with the large star of the ?Star? factory, one of the most important arms manufacturers in Eibar. At the end of the room another interactive panel portrays the state of effervescence of the industrial activity in Eibar. Once more, the economic boom is accompanied by urban transformation, a new General Plan determining the lay-out of the town as it is today.