Paris, 1889. At the World Fair – the Exposition Universelle – the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of the technology of the time, has just been presented. Another of the fair’s exhibits is a giant blower with a flywheel, which goes to the Polish town of Starachowice. This gives rise to the blast furnace, launched 10 years later by Towarzystwo Starachowickich Zakładów Górniczych [the Starachowickie Society of Mining Plants]. This marked the beginning of the foundry’s activity, which after many years transformed into ODLEWNIE POLSKIE S.A.