In 1881, William Pierssene entered the office of the Sewing Machine Manufacturing Company ( Frister & Rossmann ) with the position of Managing clerck.Mr. Hermann Loog was the general manager.
I think as long ago as 1881 you entered the office of the Sewing
Machine Manufacturing Company, did you not ?—Yes.
Was the business then carried on by them, or by Frister & Rossmum
?— By Frister & Rossmann.
What was your position ?—Managing clerk.
At that time Mr. Hermann Loog was the general manager ?—Yes.
How were the machines of the description which are now described
by Frister & Rossmann then sold ?—They were sold as Frister \ Rossmann's
" Improved Sin-ei sewing machines," and in other instances
the words "Improved Singer system " wete used.
Was that in Mr. Loog's time ?—In Mr. Loog's time.
Can you tell me about how long ago that was ?—1SS1 they were
Mr. Finlay : I do not know whether the witness is speaking of the
contents of papers or advertisements. He says: " They were sold";
but if he is speaking of any document it would be convenient to have