Dating frister rossmann sewing machines
The effect on the economy through a new political constitution and administration is hardly ever more evident with the emergence of the Empire.As an example of the dimension of the profits to be obtained at a conversion of the merchant called Hermann Geber , the sewing machine factory , formerly Frister & Rossmann , bought it for about 70.000 Thaler and a little later it brought to the stock exchange for 865.000 Thaler.A brief table to enable you to approximately date your Frister and Rossmann machine.Where two numbers appear on your machine the first only is necessary in order to date it. For some models and in some countries there was only ever one number.For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors.They did not stop at sewing machines, they turned their expertise to typewriters even bicycles but sewing machines were to last the longest.Frister & Rossmann settled down to manufacture high quality sewing machines for many decades.
Where two dates appear in the column below these are the first and last estimated dates for manufacture based on data submitted by owners.
He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide.
Books by Alex Askaroff The two business partners, Gustav Rossmann and Robert Frister had started their sewing machine business by copying existing machines such as the American Wheeler & Wilson and Willcox & Gibbs under licence from the original manufacturers were well known. The only problem with the American machines were that they were across the other side of the world and shipping was time consuming and expensive.
European manufacturers had a clear advantage in price.
The Hey slow down Gustav & Bob were business men as well as manufacturers.