Social reforms

What happened next: The sugar plants

During the 1890s, several sugar beet fields appeared in Sweden, mostly in the southernmost county of Skåne. At most, there were around 100 sugar mills in the country. Most of […]

Supporting workers

L.O. Smith looked after his staff. This is one of many quotes he is remembered for: “I have always been able to rely on my workers, and that’s why I […]

A genius leaves this world

Severely affected by gout, L.O. Smith passed away around noon on December 9, 1913. The cause of death was stated as pneumonia. Smith is no doubt one of the most […]

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