Small businessmen are actively involved in the Provincial Committee Zemgor to the manufacture of military equipment. Based on local resources Oryol Province contributed to the cause of providing the army with more part of the various types of equipment (see table. 1.2). Sections and sections Theprovincial committee supervised the manufacture of ammunition, tail tool, horseshoes, harness. When taking the first orders Gubernsky The committeeproceeded from the most general ideas about the productive forces. gubernia, guided mainly by the motive of help retreating army. The provincial committee set itself the task of development and support handicraft production in the province, transfer it to a higher level.
To achieve this goal had tospend a lot of money and energy often to the detriment of the urgency of order execution. Common cause of slow making orders of the first stage was the need to organize production, a ready base for which was not found in the province. In a peaceful At the time, factories that had taken contracts for the manufacture of three-inch grenades, represented repair shops in an almost artisan way produced plows, threshers, harrows, iron beds, devices for fruit water or engaged in the repair of agricultural machinery.
Exception to This series was represented by the Perlis Brothers Mechanical Plant, evacuated from the western region. Making grenades was technologically difficult. process. To observe him, a shell section was created.
Slow production of orders by the metal section in 1915-beginning 1916 was associated with the novelty of the case, coupled with the observance significant accuracy in the manufacture of objects on a single model that Makarov, N.P. Preliminary information on the situation of the milling industry in the Central agricultural provinces. -M., 1916. C.23. required the availability of qualified personnel and appropriate equipment.
These circumstances made quite a significant part of artisanal contractors abandon their original orders. Several handicraft enterprises switched to the production of goods different in quality from the factory. For example, in Bolkhov contractors Anokhin and Belikov accepted an order for the manufacture of 100 wagons. First 32 of they were rejected upon acceptance, but the following were different superior quality.