FRISTER & ROSSMANN

(W&G)

The Willcox & Gibbs Chainstitch Clone

For sure these beautiful sewing machines were made in a Limited Edition.

Why so much effort to make different variations ?

Were these sewing machines commissioned by someone very special ?

Type 1-2, are sold with a simple wood cover , similar to the original W&G .

Type 3-4 have following the company style .

1870  advertisement
1870 advertisement

 

In 1870 the Willcox & Gibbs made by F & R was advertised.

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F&R (W&G) # 158
F&R (W&G) # 158

 

 

 

 

        F&R (W&G)

 

           type  1

 

 

 

with a very low serial number this sewing machine is an early example of this kind

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F&R (W&G)  # 1861
F&R (W&G) # 1861

 

 

 

F&R (W&G)

 

    type 2

F&R (W&G) #1870
F&R (W&G) #1870

 

 

 

The porcelain knob was introduced on F&R sewing machine between the end of FB production and the new TS  sewing machine (1887), the same time when S. LOEWE became the new sole agent for the company.

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F&R (W&W)  #  2420
F&R (W&W) # 2420

 

 

 

 

   F&R  (W&G) 

 

       type  3

 

 

Type 3 has a new stitching plate, Frister&Rossmann logo on the base and maybe more variations . This type is easy to date just because the wood base and the cover was used by the company from 1899-1900 circa. So the wood base and the cover may have been inspirated by the existing models or viceversa.

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F&R (W&G)  #  2485
F&R (W&G) # 2485

 

 

 

      F&R (W&G)

 

         type 4

 

 

 

 

This model differs from the previous to the addition of the porcelain knob.

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F&R (W&G)  # 4295
F&R (W&G) # 4295

 

 

 

On this machine there is not Frister&Rossmann logo.

 

 

 

With an high serial number but similar to the first type this sewing machine make our research more interesting.

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