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LENPOLIGRAFMASH (5 Karpovka River Embankment), an open joint-stock company from 1991, the largest regional enterprise developing and manufacturing printing and processing equipment. The company originated from I. A. Semenov’s Tobacco Machines Company founded in 1890; its production was awarded gold medals at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1902 and the All-Russian Industrial Fair in St. Petersburg in 1903. The plant was named after Max Geltz, a member of the German labour movement, in 1922. Reorganised in 1926 to manufacture hosiery knitters of Eric brand, the plant specialised in Leningrad typewriters and the first domestic computing machines in the late 1920s. Linotip-1 was the first domestic linotype made at the plant in 1932. After World War II of 1941-45 began, the Company was renamed into Plant 810 and manufactured rifles, carbines, shells, and Maxim Leningradsky, the first heavy machine-gun made in 1942. The plant was reorganised into the Leningrad Printing Equipment Plant in 1946, its linotype N-7 was awarded a gold medal and the Grand Prix at the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958. The plant developed 15 models of printing machines in the 1960s, started manufacturing printing machines of Rossia brand in 1970, and developed Kaskad phototypesetting system in the 1980s. Lenpoligraphmash manufactured Kvant printing equipment in 1989 and set up manufacture of laser input devices, printers, sheet cutters, etc. in the 1990s. It also started making equipment for the meat-processing industry in 1997 such as industrial mincing machines and packaging equipment for sausage mini-factories.

Reference: Строка и время: История Ленингр. з-да полигр. машин. Л., 1985; Золотая книга Санкт-Петербурга. СПб., 2000. [Т. 1]. С. 116-117.

T. V. Kovaleva.

Geltz Max
Semenov Ivan Alexandrovich

Karpovka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 5

Строка и время: История Ленингр. з-да полигр. машин. Л., 1985

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PETROGRADSKY DISTRICT, an administrative and territorial unit of St. Petersburg, with its administration located at 19 Bolshaya Monetnaya Street. The district was formed in 1917, and in 1936 the Primorsky District was separated from its territory