I remember where the Tiraspol cinema is now - the intersection of October 25 Square and st. Shevchenko - at the corner was the entrance to the Commandant's Office. From here, in the direction of the bazaar, there was a porch about 30 meters ... I don’t remember exactly, but it seems to me that there was a workshop of Uncle Grisha Zelikman for repairing mechanical typewriters. And under this porch there was a semi-basement, in which there were two workshops. Upon entering, the first large room is the repair and charging of batteries, and from it the entrance to the left is the rewinder's room - Repair of electric motors.
A small but bright room, where Uncle Dodik Drucker was both God and Tsar! I often visited his domain. I liked the smell of electrical wires and the annealing of the oven. Sometimes Uncle Dodik called me to help. I dismantled the motors, pulled out the winding, burned it, so that the old insulation burned out and it would be possible to apply new cotton insulation from threads. I don’t know whose invention, probably his own, but huge spools of thread - 6 pcs., installed on the board, stretched towards the center to the ring, through which the annealed wire passed, previously wound also on a large spool. The entire broach system was turned on and the bare wire, passing through the ring, was braided with threads! Imagine how expensive a wire of a certain section insulated with varnish was, and uncle managed to restore the old wire and re-run it into the motor!
Uncle Dodik wound coils according to the corresponding dimensions of the electric motor, determined the number of turns according to the calculated data, then inserted it into the slots of the motor stator and impregnated the winding protruding beyond the slots of the motor stator with varnish, after which he dried the varnish impregnation of the motor windings in an iron box. Then build and test!
Only now I realize the fantastic idea: the economy is colossal! I was proud of my uncle! Then this workshop was moved to Communist Street 5.