Light industry constructions

The ABB, Jablonec nad Nisou, Jablonecké Paseky

The ABB factory complex in Jablonec nad Nisou is found on the Harrachov – Jablonec nad Nisou road in the district of Jablonecké Paseky. This part of Jablonec nad Nisou is its oldest production hub of electrical goods. The symbol of electrical goods from the Jizera Mountains was the Kramer and Löbl Company of the beginning of the 20th century. Gustav Kramer and Albert Löbl founded a glass refining plant and export company in Lučany nad Nisou in 1868, moving production to Jablonec nad Nisou in 1876. At that time they were working with ship builders, to whom they supplied round glass for cabin windows and mirrors for spotlights...

The DETOA, Albrechtice pod Bukovou horou, no. 6

The founder of the company, Johann Schowanek, came from Paseky nad Jizerou. He started a business in Desná in 1896, here opening an enterprise for the production of turned products called "Mechanische Drechslerei Schowanek". The successful businessman then decided to build a new factory complex. So in 1906 he bought extensive land between the River Kamenice and the RGTE railway track at the station in Jiřetín pod Bukovou. The Schowanek factory complex was successively built from 1907, in 1913 and between 1935 and 1938...

The File Cutting Houses (Pilníkové domy), Jílovická 104, Semily

File cutting is a trade that is now all but extinct. It was born in the late Iron Age, when specialised iron tools such as shears, pick-axes and files began to appear. The file was also a basic tool throughout Ancient Times and the Middle Ages, but the need to hand-file work pieces gradually declined with the advent of lathes and milling machines and with the ...