DATING

FRISTER & ROSSMANN

SEWING MACHINES

 

On the August 6th 1881 a total production of 250.000 machines was accomplished.

In the year 1882 the 300.000 mark was passed.

In 1886 F&R could report its total production of 500.000 sewing machines.  

                                                                     from   ISMACS News

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SERIAL                YEARS              SOLE AGENTS                 MACHINES NUMBERS                                       IN  LONDON                     TYPE

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         000 ........................

                  400*     1864                                                       W&W

         400 ........................

                 400*      1865                                                       W&W

         800 ........................

                 400*      1866                                                       W&W

       1.200........................

                              1867                                                        W&W

       4.000........................ 

                              1868                                                        W&W

       8.000........................

                6.000**  1869                                                         W&W

     14.000........................

               13.000**  1870                                                         W&W

     27.000........................

               15.000**  1871                                                         W&W

     42.000.........................

               18.035*    1872                                                         W&W

     60.035.........................

                               1873                                                  FB - W&W

     75.000.........................

                               1874                                                  FB - W&W

     90.920.........................    

               19.080*    1875                                                 FB - W&W

                5  May      1875    ISIDOR  NASCH

   110.000.............................................................................................

  

their name and trade mark were quite unknown to the English public, and the few machines which “ Isidor “ and others may have sold were sold by him either under an English name and trade mark, or else they were supplied without any name or trade mark, for the purpose of affixing an English trade mark before they reached the public.

                                                                  (from Hermann Loog letter)

   110.000.............................................................................................

                      April  1876     ISIDOR  NASCH

                                1876     HERMANN  LOOG

                                                             128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   123.000........................      

                22.087*  1877  ( H. LOOG )  128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   145.087........................

                26.925*  1878  ( H. LOOG )  128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   172.012........................

                27.800*  1879  ( H. LOOG )  128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   199.812........................

                29.546*  1880  ( H. LOOG )  128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W 

   229.358........................

                     April      1881   D.P.R.  N. 12784 (bobbin winder)

   250.000    August  1881  ( H. LOOG )  128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W 

                35.418*

   264.776........................

                47.133*   1882   ( H. LOOG ) 128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   311.909........................ 

                56.793*   1883   ( H. LOOG ) 128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   368.702........................ 

                63.287*   1884   ( H. LOOG ) 128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   431.989........................ 

                66.000*   1885   ( H. LOOG ) 128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

   497.989........................ 

   500.000 January 1886

                                1886   ( H. LOOG ) 128 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

                                                

   540.000........................  

                   January 1887  ( S. LOEWE )  127 LONDON WALL  FB - W&W

                                                                 ( only the address on the badge )

                     July      1887   ( S. LOEWE )   49 FORE STREET     FB - W&W

                                                                 ( only the address on the badge ) 

           

           last machine badged  128 London Wall  s/n   540.177 # 294.177

           first machine badged   49 Fore Street    s/n   539.711 # 293.711

           last  machine badged  49 Fore Street     s/n   561.276 # 310.276

           first badged  S.LOEWE 49 FORE ST.       s/n   554.613 # 305.613

                                1887    S. LOEWE   49 FORE STREET   TS - FB - W&W

                                          (name and address on the badge )

   555.000........................

                                1888      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET        

   570.000........................ 

                                1889      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET     TS - W&W

   585.000........................ 

                                1890      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET         TS

   605.000........................ 

                                1891      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET         TS

   625.000........................ 

                                1892      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET         TS

   645.000........................ 

                                1893      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET         TS

   665.000........................ 

                                1894      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET         TS

   685.000........................ 

                96.000*    1895      S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET         TS

   774.345                              S. LOEWE 49 FORE STREET

   775.000........................ 

   775.073                           W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET

                                1896  W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET    TS

   805.000........................

                                1897   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET    TS

   835.000........................ 

                                1898   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET    TS

   865.000........................ 

                                1899   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET TS/VS

   892.460   This serial belong to one of the first VS sewing machine by F&R

   895.000........................

                                1900   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET TS/VS

   925.000........................

                                1901   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET TS/VS

   955.000........................ 

                                1902   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET TS/VS

   985.000........................ 

 

 

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1.000.000    July      1903 

 

1.045.000........................ 

                                1904   W. PIERSSENE  49 FORE STREET       TS/VS

1.100.000.........................

                                1905   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE  STREET       TS/VS

1.150.000......................... 

                                1906   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET        TS/VS

1.200.000......................... 

                                1907   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE  STREET      TS/VS

1.245.000.........................   

                               

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1.250.000  January 1908   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET

1.285.000........................

                                1909   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET  TS/VS

1.320.000........................ 

                                1910   W. PIERSSENE 49 FORE STREET  TS/VS

 

1.350.000........................      25 December 1910

 

                                1911   W. PIERSSENE 24-25 FORE STREET  TS/VS

1.390.000........................

                                1912   W. PIERSSENE 24-25 FORE STREET   TS/VS

1.430.000.........................

                                1913   W. PIERSSENE 24-25 FORE STREET   TS/VS

1.460.000........................

                                1914   W. PIERSSENE 24-25 FORE STREET   TS/VS

 

 4 August 1914 , United Kingdom declared war on the German Empire

 

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1.485.496                          W. Pierssene 24-25  Fore Street

1.487.648                          W. Pierssene 24-25  Fore Street

1.488.330                          W. Pierssene 24-25  Fore Street

 

1.490.000.........................

 

1.492.353                          W. Pierssene 24-25  Fore Street

1.497.219                          W. Pierssene 24-25  Fore Street

 

PIERSSENE will leave FRISTER & ROSSMANN to sell VICKERS sewing machines from the same address. Was not a "Patriotic Move" only, the main reason why he left the company, you will see it on the below picture.

 

 

1.500.000                 1915         first quarter circa

 

1.524.791                          NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

 

 

1915 April 30
1915 April 30

1.530.000.........................

1.535.222                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

1.540.896                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

 

                                 1916

 

1.555.000..........................

                                 1917

1.563.577                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

1.570.000..........................

 

1.567.026                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

                                 1918

1.572.454                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

1.581.023                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

11 November 1918   end of WWI

1.585.000.........................

1.595.735                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

1.596.367                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

1.598.139                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

                                  1919

 

1.599.635                           NOT BADGE ON SEWING MACHINE

1.600.000...........................

During the great war, the sewing machines production could have been maintained high, despite Frister&Rossmann started the production of weapons of war, because confident of certain victory or for different reasons.

After World War I, Germany was forced to pay all of the war reparations after the Treaty of Versailles (France), signed on 28 June 1919 , came into force on the January 10, 1920.

Possibly after the Treaty of Versailles, the Frister & Rossmann could export again to England. The sewing machine were imported in England by the new sole agent OLIVER QUITMANN with offices in 18 CITY ROAD, in London.

 1920  QUITMANN  18  CITY  ROAD

1.600.801                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.603.246                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.603.591                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.606.463                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.615.303                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.620.000.........................

                                  1921

1.631.050                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.639.944                           E. & O. Quitmann 18 City Road

1.640.000.........................

                                 1922

1.660.000.........................                               

                                 1923   QUITMANN  18  CITY  ROAD  

1.680.000.........................

                                 1924   QUITMANN  18  CITY  ROAD     

1.700.000.........................

3.650.000

3.662.713                 1925     FRISTER & ROSSMANN  UNDER  GRITZNER

3.700.000.........................

                                 1926   QUITMANN 18 CITY ROAD

3.750.000.........................

                                 1927   QUITMANN 18 CITY ROAD

3.800.000.........................

                                 1928   QUITMANN 18 CITY ROAD

3.850.168........................

3.809.243                             O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

3.888.782      3 June  1929   O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

                                           Frister & Rossmann in Dissolution

               

The depression originated in the U.S., after the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday).

       5.000 .........................

                                   1930

      10.000.........................

                                   1931   O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

      15.000 ........................                             

                                   1932   O. QUITMANN  23 & 24 Little Britain

      20.000.........................

                                   1933   O. QUITMANN  23 & 24 Little Britain

Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in January 1933

     25.000......................... 

# 25.067  Dated  1934
# 25.067 Dated 1934

 

 

 

 

 

     25.067.......  O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain 

 

 

1934

     50.000........................

                                   1935   O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

     75.000.........................

                                   1936   O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

     105.165         19.12.1936

     110.000.........................

                                  

                                   1937   O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

 

     149.109  27 October 1937

     150.000........................

                                   1938   O. QUITMANN 23 & 24 Little Britain

     185.000.........................

                                    1939    O. QUITMANN 23 &24 Little Britain

      212.295    1 Sept    1939           World War II

245.000.........................

                                    1940

                                    1941

                                    1942

                                    1943

                                    1944

                                  

                8 May           1945    

 

Unconditional  surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

 

                    ........................

                                      1946      O. QUITMANN  350-356 Old Street

 

        337165 ........................                                                 

latest recorded serial number
latest recorded serial number

 

      

  

      F&R 212.295            

 

      O. QUITMANN

      23 & 24 Little Britain 

 

              1939

first serial with the new address
first serial with the new address


 

 

 

 F&R 337.165 

 

 O. QUITMANN

 350-356 Old Street

 

1946

1925 _With the defeat , in Germany  began  economic problems. Despite beginning in 1920 exports to England again , the excessive production of sewing machines and the loss of sales to belligerent countries, the Frister & Rossmann had no choice but to sell the shares.

1929 _ Frister & Rossmann went in dissolution .

1939 _ The world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1939 with the invasion of  Poland  by  Germany  and subsequent declarations of war on  Germany  by  France and the United Kingdom

 

1945 _  Surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

                         my annually production is an average.

 

red figures with * are annually production from Alte Nähmaschinen by Peter Wilhelm .

red figures with **  In 1869 the new factory was set for 250 sewing machines per week

 

to be continued