FRISTER & ROSSMANN

  Transverse Shuttle   (TS) 

   Sewing Machines from 1888 to 1925                   

TS 1   s/n  from  573.493  (1888)  to 580.000 c.  (1888 c.)

s/n 573.493 # 321.493 S.LOEWE 49 Fore St.
s/n 573.493 # 321.493 S.LOEWE 49 Fore St.

TS 2   s/n  from  582.120  (1889)  to 709.086  (1895 )

s/n 582.120#328.120  S.LOEWE  49 Fore St.
s/n 582.120#328.120 S.LOEWE 49 Fore St.

TS 2b                                   1889

s/n 584.039 # 330.039 S.LOEWE 49 Fore St.
s/n 584.039 # 330.039 S.LOEWE 49 Fore St.

TS 3   s/n  from  709.837  (1895)  to 724.595  (1895 )

s/n 718.112#438112   agent S.LOEWE   49 Fore St.
s/n 718.112#438112 agent S.LOEWE 49 Fore St.

TS 4   s/n  from  732.376  (1895)  to 897.167  (1899-1900 )

s/n 782.222 agent W.PIERSSENE  49 Fore Street
s/n 782.222 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street

The serial number 774.345 is the last machine badged S.LOEWE 49 Fore Street.

The serial number 771.382 is the first machine badged W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street.

Coincidentally with Pierssene as new sole agent the two serials digits for the serial number ended.The serial number 771.315 badged S. LOEWE , is the first recorded machine with only one serial digits.

s/n 897.070.......................................................  click  here to see HARROD'S HISTORY
s/n 897.070....................................................... click here to see HARROD'S HISTORY

 

 

From this moment in then

the sewing machines are also sold through HARRODS . 

The PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street badge is still on machines as well the new Harrods logo on the bed of the machines.

picture from Needlebar
picture from Needlebar

TS 5   s/n  from  904.332  (1900)  to 918.815  (1900 )

s/n 913.491 agent W.PIERSSENE  49 Fore Street
s/n 913.491 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street
s/n 915.386  HARROD'S
s/n 915.386 HARROD'S

TS 6   s/n  from  922.012  (1900)  to 981.717  (1902 )

s/n 972.843 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street
s/n 972.843 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street
#  962.483
# 962.483

1903

In July the sewing machines production reach one million

TS 7   s/n  from  989.175  (1903)  to 1.113.439  (1905 )

s/n 989.175 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street
s/n 989.175 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street

 

 

 

 

On HARRODS logo you can read now N 15 .

Machines are still with the PIERSSENE badge .

TS 8   s/n  from  1.124.098  (1905)  to 1.237.309  (1907 )

s/n 1.220.564 agent W.PIERSSENE  49 Fore Street
s/n 1.220.564 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street

 

 

 

On Harrods logo you can still read N 15

as well still the PIERSSENE badge .

TS 9   

s/n 1.237.418 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street
s/n 1.237.418 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street

TS 10   s/n  from  1.247.894  (1908)  to 1.278.286  (1908 )

s/n 1.269.341 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street
s/n 1.269.341 agent W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street

The serial number 1.330.104 is the last machine badged W.PIERSSENE 49 Fore Street.

The serial number 1.332.239 is the first machine badged W.PIERSSENE 24/25 Fore Street.

 

TS 11   s/n  from  1.272.924  (1908)  to 1.387.823  (1911 )

s/n 1.387.275 agent W.PIERSSENE 24/25 Fore Street
s/n 1.387.275 agent W.PIERSSENE 24/25 Fore Street

 

 

From now on the machines are sold by Harrods without the Pierssene badge and offered with a new Harrod's Instructions for Working .

HARROD'S Limited , may have still import machines up to the outbreak of WWI .


 

TS 12   s/n  from  1.401.465  (1912)  to 1.497.219  (1915 )

s/n  1.401.897  agent  W. PIERSSENE  24/25  Fore Street  1911-2
s/n 1.401.897 agent W. PIERSSENE 24/25 Fore Street 1911-2

 

TS 13   s/n  1.425.477          1912

s/n  1.425.477
s/n 1.425.477

 

1914

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

 

TS 14   s/n  1.489.132           1914

s/n  1.489.132
s/n 1.489.132

                                            

1915 - 1916 - 1917

             ( from 1.490.000  to 1.610.000 )

W.PIERSSENE who was in the employ of F&R at this time, left the company for a new sewing machine manufacturer, the English VICKERS.

After 1.497.000 circa NOT BADGE on the arm and not BERLIN elsewhere. It is possible that about 50.000 or more, sewing machines without have been badged, were sold between 1915 and 1917 to the United Kingdom and to their allies despite the embargo on Germany export.

TS 15   s/n  from 1.540.896  (1916)  to 1.567.699  (1916 )

s/n 1.563.086 NOT  BADGE
s/n 1.563.086 NOT BADGE

 

TS 15 var1   s/n   1.567.823

TS 15 var2  s/n  from  1.574.420  (1917)  to 1.595.735  (1917 )

s/n 1.595.735  NOT  BADGE
s/n 1.595.735 NOT BADGE

 

1918 

( from 1.610.000  to  1.630.000)

11 November 1918  end of WWI

From serial number 1.600.000 circa the F&R sewing machines are again badged with the new English sole agent , Oliver Quitmann based at 18 City Road in London.

TS 16-K   s/n  from  1.615.224  (1918)  to 1.664.099  (1922 )

s/n  1.615.303 model K  agent  O. QUITMANN   18 City Road   1918
s/n 1.615.303 model K agent O. QUITMANN 18 City Road 1918

 

1925

In this year the history of the Frister&Rossmann company ended. It was taken over by the Gritzner company from Karlsruhe, Durlach,which later, in 1931, merged with the Kayser company from Kaiserslautern.

 

Gritzner  #  862.187  (1901) circa
Gritzner # 862.187 (1901) circa
Frister & Rossmann # 973.678 (1902)
Frister & Rossmann # 973.678 (1902)