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Title of Labor Hero Awarded to Lathe No. 26 at Pyongyang Textile Machine Factory
Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- The DPRK awarded the title of labor hero of the DPRK and the gold medal (hammer and sickle) and the First Class of the Order of National Flag to the lathe No. 26 at the Pyongyang Textile Machine Factory.

Lathe No. 26 is the historic lathe which leader Kim Jong Il personally operated when he came to this factory for production practice during his days of study at Kim Il Sung University.

He set a noble example of equipment and technological management and raised the torch of the model machine movement.

That machine had operated in full capacity over last more than 50 years and was modernized as CNC lathe. The lathe has greatly contributed to the building of a thriving nation by processing a large number of parts needed for the production of textile machines and custom-built equipment for major projects.

A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly on awarding the title of labor hero to it was issued on Thursday.

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