(Via Gawker) The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has recognized one of its most deserving sons this week, an inanimate metal lathe once used by Kim Jong-Il.
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.
(Image h/t: A. Ahmad)