Stepan Factory

Stored on the archives it is known that in 1849 it employed 13 people per year were produced 360 samovar in the amount of 1680 rubles. Similar cases have been next to his brother Dmitri Protopopov on that Chulkov. In 1849, Stepan F. buys yard Varvara Nikolaevna place Petrova (Stechkin) and petitioned the City Duma on the construction of the house and studio on Former Protopopov, it also Gryazevskaya street (this street is now Leyteyzena), where the newly opened factory, and produces a samovar Batashev. Then Stepan Fedotovich has been working for 18 people: 8 permanent workers, temporary wage-6, 4 student, and produced 400 samovars. In I860 Stepan F.

bequeathed the house to his wife Anna and children Alekseevne: Basil Alexander, Paul. And in 1861. In a misfortune, a fire in a factory. Unable to withstand the blow, Stepan Fedorovich died. Restore the factory from scratch had sons (all in the family had 11 children), older brothers, the eldest Yegorov was 18, he was forced to take control of production into their own hands. Helped him to 13 years Alexander, who instead continue his studies, began to work a normal working and Paul.

Brothers factory rebuilt, in fact, they have expanded it: build a separate stone building and placed under a forge, set steam engine. 9 years after the tragedy Batashevs participate in the All Art and Design Exhibition in St. Petersburg. There, they presented one of the samovar receive a silver medal for the trays, slop-basin, and all other accessories manufacture in general – a bronze.

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