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of the different branches according- to the situation in 1913:

E.stimated upprox- ^,^,^^^^ ^, workin-n

imato value ..f « hen operated at full
plants jn I urreney „ j...

at par in crown.s

Higli voltages (Electrical machines) 40,000.000 3,500 12,000
Low voltaires (Teleiihone and tele-
graph apparatus) lo.UOO.OOO 1,0(X) fi.OOO

Incandescent lanijjs .S,UOU,U(H.) 1,200 5,00)

Cables 25,000,000 1.500 2,800

The basis of the estimates is the crown at its peace time
value, that is, 1 Dollar equal to 4-9.3 crowns. At full capacity
the industry cau employ about 2o.0UU workmen. During- the war
the factories considerably enlarged their plants. The whole outjtut
of the old Austrian electrical industry in the y ui »«ii»|ier nit- was
produced which was smelted in the cojjper funuice at Ausser-
fehlen. Tlie production is, however, not able to cover the Austrian
requirements of copper, so that a considerable amount must still
be imported.

Most of the Austrian lead and zinc ore is i)roduced by the
Bleiberg-Kreuth mine in (arinthia, owned by the Bleiherger
Bergwerks-Union. At this mine, in the year 1915, there were
produced 8600 tons of lead ore and 725 tons of zinc ore. The
lead ore was smelted in the Gailitz furnace of the company,
the zinc ore had to be sent out of the country to be smelted.
The deposits of Raibl have unfortunately been awarded to Italy
by the Treaty of Peace, and the still more prt^duclive ore beds
and furnaces of Miess and Schwarzenbach to .Tugoslavia. Smaller
mines exist in Styria (LudwiL'^shiitte Bergbaufresellschaft in
Rabenstein) and the Tyrol (Gewerkschafi Silberleithen, n


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