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The VEB medical Leipzig Leutsch





The large factory site in the Franz-Flemming Street in Leipzig Leutsch belonged after the Second World War to the VEB Kombinat medical and laboratory equipment Leipzig. At that time, the immersion technique was made after 1949 under the trademark "Medicare". Before the Second World War was the dominant manufacturer of diving equipment in Germany Dräger, Lubeck. The GDR tried at that time of the burgeoning West German economy to become independent and had largely without imports of, inter alia, Survive immersion technique from the West. This happened on the one hand, for economic reasons, they did not have enough hard currency to import. But this technique had some military significance, and thus subject to the Cold War prescribed by the Western powers Delivery embargo. Immersion technique was not offered within the socialist camp of other countries, so you had to invent something even in the GDR, initially for military and professional needs. 1948, several companies were closed by government regulation for medical VEB Leipzig together. 1952 VEB medical service of the Central Precision optics has been assigned. From 1958 to 1967, the operation was then called VVB mechanics and 1967-1969 VVB medicine, laboratory and weighing technology. 1970 changed the logo to MLW and it became the VEB Kombinat medical, laboratory and Weighing formed. Many of whom were still private or semi-public performance businesses in 1970, sometimes not voluntarily affiliated to the state-owned sector. The VEB medical became the parent company. The focus of the production of the Combine were medical and respiratory protection. The diving technical articles were just a side branch. In 1974, the production of Hydromal family was set as the constructive development of diving equipment brought in any currency. Only the RG-VE / M were LMOs task (LandesVerteitigunsOrganisation) and continued to be produced until 1989, they were needed for use with the NVA. The low capacity development, the uncertainty and lack of modern materials and technologies led to the one did not come to innovative products. The Kostrukteure Medicare preferred to stay on the safe side, for the realization of good ideas and felt proven products in accordance with its own technological options for. It worked possible with hard tissue slices instead of zero rings and with Tagelgarn instead of cable ties. Nevertheless, the result could be seen, the Hydromal compact controller was one of the best in its class. 1990 after the turn of the Combine MLW from the trust was shattered. The rest of the immersion technique ended up with many other products in the trash compactor. Since then, the factory is empty and rust to himself.


Visitors report

To be honest, we did not know in which factory we were when we visited, this is what I get out later. We had seen it in passing by wide. Coming closer, it was then assumed to be greater by far. The first part of the building was apparently only later to build because it looks new and it apparently belong to someone because container in front of it. But since the windows are smashed and everything seemed neglected. The old factory area is more or less secured with an old fence. In our case, less, at least it does not hold any interested visitors away. Inne the former factory is pretty huge, long corridors, stairs and many more doors. If one knows that there are multiple inputs and outputs, there is at least no danger that one when we lose track not come out. We have had really been other situations. Personally, I am again and again overwhelmed by the large factory buildings and the many pillars, considering what they wear for a load over decades. Many graffiti paintings laugh us off the wall opposite, some of which are very familiar to us now and meet us from object to Objekt.Man missed it literally when they are not there then times. Worse than the graffiti I find the wanton Zerstörrung you unfortunately sees in each floor, corner and every angle. Stamped window smashed sanitary areas and battered facilities are some of them. It is as if kicked the past and their memories underfoot. Even in the smaller half spent building opposite the factory we were. But a lot of moving around inside it we could not, because everything was crumbling and collapsing gefärdet. I'm assuming that it had been an associated Pfördnerhaus. To the front entrance one can not get out or in, despite the open doors, but thorns and brambles blocked our way. That the building is actually still amazes me that's half burned and already partially wingestürzt. I think it's generally always amazing when you consider that most of these old buildings for more than 100 years and have survived two world wars and still stand as monuments to the great spit of mankind.
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