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Manual Sewing Machine - Frister and Rossmann, circa 1905 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48.50 cm (Height), 28.00 cm (Width), 26.00 cm (Length)

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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


tataru mihai Posted on 11 Apr 2010 9:02 PM
am o masina de cusut frister&rossman ce imi puteti spune despre ea Nr 294486*114486
Discovery Centre Posted on 12 Apr 2010 11:37 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hello Tartaru, this company is still in existence. If you have a model number query, you can contact them from their website.
popa andrei Posted on 01 Aug 2010 10:36 PM
am un frister & rossman cu seria 1560026 vreau sal repar este foarte frumoasa mihai dami yahoo mail al tau

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