ST-PETERSBOURG. 5 Actions de 100 Rbls. purple, black. No 18566-70. Viscose, or artificial silk, is a natural polymer made from wood pulp. It was first used for coating fabrics. Further development led to viscose being spun into thread for embroidery and trimmings. In the twenties and thirties, it became big business, replacing almost completely traditional cotton and wool for women's stockings and underwear. Company founded 1909 by Konstantin Wachter (1837-1917). Wachter, of German origin, was at that time one of the most important businessmen in Russia, founder of and investor in a wide variation of companies (from railroads to matches to metal). The Viscose factory was located in Mytishchi, northeast of Moscow. It soon became the country's leading manufacturer of silk textiles and is still active today under the Viskosa name.
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