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

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.
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


A. Blue Posted on 13 May 2014 4:28 PM
I have a 1914-1920 Frister & Rossman sewing machine that I am looking to sell.

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