Do you know what a standard is? A standard is a law that establishes level of quality of production in the interest of the whole economy. [Quote, upper right corner] “We cannot tolerate any longer the horrible production quality of some of our manufacturers! It has long been time to remove this shameful stain.” --J. Stalin. [Right side, below quote] OSM Universal Standard For The Country. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 176
Category: Industry
Poster Notes: OSM was the Standardization Department of the Ministry (Otdely Standartizatsii Ministerstv). The Soviet Republics performed standardization management through their departments in their respective ministries.
Media Size: 38x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1930
Glavlit Directory Number: V-21501
Catalog Notes: PP 176 Industry
Artist: Fridgato — Фридгато
Printer: Mosoblpoligraf (Moscow Regional Printers), Moscow —
Mosoblpoligraf was a regional, state-owned printing trust created in the mid-1920s during the period when the Soviet Union was consolidating its best and most productive printers. The 5th Lithography Workshop, 12th Lithography Workshop, 16th Lithography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop were all Moscow-based printers under the Mosoblpoligraf banner.
Publisher: Standardization and Rationalization Publishing House, Moscow — Государственное издательство стандартизация и рационализация, Москва
The publishing house for the Bureau of Standardization and Rationalization was located near Il’inka Street at 26 Rybnyi Lane in Moscow. It disseminated literature and information on mechanical and industrial standards. In 1929, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR began a program of reforming the nation’s industrial sectors. As part of the program, a Bureau of Standardization and Rationalization was formed within the Supreme Soviet of National Economy (VSNKh) by merging the ...