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Just as the Eiffel Tower was being inaugurated, Maurice Lacombe founded Lacombe & Cie, a company soon to be renamed Le Carbone, whose specialty was the production of industrial carbon.
For nearly 40 years, the company produced carbon arc rods, using a technology that would go on to revolutionize electrical distribution and public lighting, before merging with Compagnie Lorraine des Charbons in 1937.