New Ivanovo Manufactory

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New Ivanovo Manufactory

 

(full name N. A. Zhide-lev New Ivanovo Manufactory; since Jan. 18, 1972, the N. A. Zhidelev Weaving and Finishing Factory), an enterprise of the textile industry of the USSR. The factory is located in the city of Ivanovo. It produces printed calico and staple fabrics, plain and printed satins, medical gauze, and other cotton textiles.

The factory was founded in 1840 by the industrialist Z. L. Kukushkin, who in 1886 combined it with the mechanical weaving plant of K. I. Marakushev. The factory’s workers took an active part in the revolutionary movement, and they sent 14 people to the Ivanovo-Voznesensk Soviet of Working People’s Deputies, which was created in 1905. Under Soviet power a number of industrial buildings at the factory were modernized or rebuilt. Many industrial processes were mechanized and automated. Output in 1972 was 93.7 million sq m of finished fabric, which was 19.5 percent greater than the 1965 level. In 1956 the factory took the name of the revolutionary worker Nikolai Andreevich Zhidelev.

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