Month: March 2012

The Form

They had a collection of models for copper casting. In the manufacture of a samovar were involved in various working specialties. 1.Navodilschik – bent copper sheet, solder it and fabricate the appropriate form. During the week he could affectedly 6.8 units of blanks (depending on the form). 2.Ludilschik – covering the inside of the samovar tin. Do 60-100 pieces day. 3.Tokar – sharpened on the machine and polished samovar (the worker who turned the machine and helped turner – called vertelschik).

Turner could carved on the day of 08.12 units. 4.Slesar – making pens, cranes, etc. (Pens – to 3.6 samovars per day). 5.Sborschik – from all parts assembled a samovar, soldered faucets, etc. A week to do up to 20 samovars. 6.Chistilschik – clears the samovar (up to 10 pieces a day). 7.Tokar on wood – produced wooden bumps to covers and knobs (per day – up to 400-600 units). Carding production samovar was lengthy.

Masters of the villages were made parts of the samovar, brought them to the factory. At the same factories was assembling and finishing a samovar. It is known that entire villages were engaged in manufacturing samovar parts. The work was conducted in a residential cottages all year round except for summer time, this time conducted the field work. Samovar doing crafts and whole families, and single-handedly. Samovars and their parts were manufactured not only in Thule, but also in the surrounding villages within a radius of about 40km from the city. Samovar manufacture started with the selection of material.