22., 23. The city of artisans and industry

In addition to shipping, Rauma is also known for its artisans and industrial activities. Artisans were mostly cobblers and smiths. In addition, goldsmiths, saddlers, clocksmiths, carpenters, tailors, tanners, dyers and bakers have also worked in the area. Most of the artisans worked in outbuildings.

Traces of old industrial buildings can also be found in Old Rauma. A dyehouse established in the 1850’s used to locate in the Jokela plot on the corner of Kuninkaankatu and Vähäpoikkikatu. The building has been repaired for residential use. A wool factory owned by HJ. Nortamo’s father used to locate in the plot.

A sheet metal factory used to locate in the Konstar plot (Pappilankatu 18, Vanhankirkonkatu 6), which has also been repaired for residential use. There has also been a sausage factory on the same street, in the Rasi plot. A bag factory called Lilius, which employed many women, presumably located in the wooden part of Pinnala.

The industry was also a great source of pollution. For example, the wool mill was said to turn the river an unnatural ________.

Write the word in the poem (7) as well.

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Workers of the leather factory. Photo: Rauma museum