Becker Jacob Davidovich( Founder of the famous piano factory in St. Petersburg)
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Biography Becker Jacob Davidovich
The factory that has existed for 50 years (founded in 1841). After I. Becker, she moved in 1861,. his brother Franz. The expansion of this factory began with 1871, when it passed into the hands MA. Bitepazha and P.L. Petersen. From the small room she was transferred to a large building on the Petersburg side, in which the device for the production of grand pianos has been exemplary and satisfy all technical requirements. At this factory, there were various machines, iron and brass casting department, mechanical workshop and pr. In 1889, after a fire in the factory, the firm and the whole thing went into full ownership MA. Bitepazha. In the course of 50 years produced 11,400 instruments, primarily pianos. Production of pianos in particular has increased in recent years. In the seventies, produced annually from 200 to 240 instruments. At the present time, in every working day from the factory comes two or three grand, not counting the piano. After the fire, the factory moved to Vasilevsky Island, and with amazing speed to resume action. Currently, it employs from 250 to 300 people. Factory Company I. Becker - the only in Russia, which has its own iron and, brass casting, mechanical and metal workshops. Now the factory has reached the same activity as it differed to the fire. Becker's Factory in the course of a 50-year existence on the merits has been very well known not only in Russia but also abroad.