The former artistic wrought iron smith and owner of the one of the biggest metal constructions’ manufactory Albert Milde has died on the 8th of November in the age of 65 years in miserable conditions. Milde, who was born in Wsetin in Moravia, came to Vienna while he was very young, has learnt here smith handicraft, and made himself early a self-employed. He put his efforts in public and private nuilding activities that were booming due to the city extension. He acquired the locksmith’s shop opened by Anton Biró and became one of the most prominent master of the ornamental wrought iron smithing in Austria. Later he also led construction works, produced roof structures, metal stairs and bridges, and for the time of Viennese World Fair his establishment was considered as one of the first handicraft as well as technical enterpreneurships. The success lasted till the Paris World Fair in 1878. For his outstanding achievements he was awarded with the Franz Josef-Order. At the Industrial Exhibition in 1888 he prepared a joint exposition of Viennese building locksmiths and artistic wrought iron smiths. By the beginning of 1890 Milde had to apply for a moratorium. He went bankrupt; his company was acquired by another owner and changed the name to the Albert Milde & Co. where Milde was just an employee till he retired also from this position around 5 years ago.