Manual Sewing Machine - Frister and Rossmann, circa 1905 Reg. No: SH 850368
- Manual Frister and Rossmann sewing machine, used in a mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1905.
- It is a manual machine which has a black body which is ornately decorated with gold leaf. Across the top `bridge' of the machine are the words `Frister and Rossmann', and on the side of the body is an embossed name plate. The wheel is turned by a crank, the handle of which is an off-white porcelain. The metal base also has inscribed the words - "TRADE MARK BERLIN". Around the metal base of the machine is a laminated, dark brown wood surround.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||48.50 cm (Height), 28.00 cm (Width), 26.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, recreation, sewing machines, gold leaf, -1, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Occupational Therapy|
|Tertiary Classification:||tools & equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Stencilled across top bridge of machine : "FRISTER & ROSSMANN". Stencilled on base "Trade Mark Berlin." Sole agents: W. Piersson, 49 Fore St., London E.C.|
|Manufacturer:||Frister & Rossman, Berlin, Germany, circa 1905|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1910|
|References:||Oral history: Dr E.C. Dax, 4.3.1992|