GAND. 1. Action Ordinaire, 1905. 2. Same, unissued. 3. Action Privilégiée de F500, 1905. 4. Same, unissued. 5. 4,5% Obligation de F500, 1907. 6. Same, unissued. 7. Action Ordinaire, 1913. 8. Same, unissued. Company name translates as Dvina Flax Mill. This textile company in Vitebsk (today in Belarus) was originally created with Belgian capital in 1898/99. Factory buildings were constructed in the next 2 years. The factory had 2 steam engines and 6 steam boilers and employed 335 workers. It was put into operation at the end of 1900. It became a joint-stock company in 1905. At that time, 900 workers were employed there. By 1910, the company produced 120.000 poods of flax yarn. It had become one of the biggest enterprises in what is today Belarus, selling its products in Moscow, Warsaw, Kharkov and St. Petersburg. Nationalised in 1918. The K. Liebknecht workers’ club operated under its auspices. Renamed the "Vitebsk flax-spinning and weaving factory named after L.L.M. Kaganovich" in 1935. In June 1941, the factory was evacuated to Biysk (the Altai Territory). In 1946, the Vitebsk Carpet and Plush Mill was established on the premises of the factory. Major-General N.K. Spiridenko (1917-1980), future Hero of the Soviet Union and famous fighter pilot during WWII, worked at the factory.It remained active until at least 1920.
BELARUS, BELGIUM, RUSSIA
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