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In 1902, Stanislav Horna founded the first glass bead blowing company in Poniklá that operated on the principle of internal subcontracting: the company owner supplied raw materials to employees, who worked in their own workshops at home, and he then bought semi-finished products from them and processed them further. Horna employed home-based glass blowers in this fashion, supplying them with glass tubes and purchasing their blown beads, which he transported to his central workshop for silver coating. The silver coated beads were then delivered to home-based cutters and threaders, which sold him threaded sets of beads. The sets were then packaged in the central workshop and prepared for export orders.