The Home of Frister & Rossmann

and other fine vintage sewing machines

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Photo of a vintage fiddlebase-type sewing machine


Enrico's words

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the NEEDLEBAR group and ISMACS, who taught me everything I needed to be a sewing machines amateur. Thanks also to all those people devoted to the research and preservation of antique, vintage and modern sewing machines. The collecting of sewing machines is enjoyed by many enthusiasts worldwide. This resource is intended to help novice collectors in their discovery of the world of vintage sewing machines.

I am very keen to include additional examples of Frister & Rossmann machines that are not currently represented in the collection. Anyone interested in helping me with the website is welcome. If you have a F&R sewing machine you can help me by contacting me or just emailing some pictures and any other information you have."

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This site has some great information on vintage sewing machines, particularly Frister & Rossmann.

The web site presents the history of the sewing machine in a transparent form and details the history and the products of the Frister & Rossmann company in Berlin.

Mainly Frister and Rossmann but some useful information on other machines.


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