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Sewing Machine - Hand Operated, Frister & Rossman, Germany, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: ST 031926

Summary:
Black enamel hand operated sewing machine, made in Berlin by Frister & Rossman circa 1899 to 1914. It was most likely sold in London during the same period by W. Pierssene who was the sole agent for Frister & Rossman sewing machines at this time. It was brought to Australia, via South Africa by the mother of Mr H. Simpson of Murrumbeena.
Description:
Black enamel hand operated sewing machine, with gold scroll decoration. The machine is on a metal base which is set into a larger wooden base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from W. Louch, 1978
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 26 cm (Height), 27 cm (Width), 48.75 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: sewing machines, immigration, household appliances, settlement, domestic life, brought goods
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Sewing
Tertiary Classification: sewing machines
Inscriptions: Serial No. 1336287 (R.N. 28231 - 1304862). Marked on Bobbin Winder "16 F.R.". Marked on plate "Manufactured in Germany by Frister & Rossman, Sole Agent W. Pierssene 24/25 Fore St. London E.C.".
Manufacturer: Frister & Rossman, Berlin, Germany, circa 1899-1914

W. Pierssene was the sole English Agent for these machines circa1899 to 1914.
Agent: W. Pierssene, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1899-1914

W. Pierssene was the sole English Agent for these machines circa1899 to 1914.
Place Used: Victoria, Australia

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