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Anker

Bielefeld

Company History



VS Model O - "Gloria"

Serial #868978

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

J. Silberberg of Hamburg logo and the name "Gloria" is used. This machine is likely to have been made after 1912. Forwards and reverse. Note the summit of the hand crank assembly and thread guide on front inspection plate.

Silberberg did not manufacture machines, he sold them. The company was previously called Hengstenberg & Co., both the anchor logo and the name 'Gloria' were registered in 1895, a year after the company became Bielefelder Nähmaschinen- und Fahrrad- Fabrik A.G. vorm. Hengstenberg & Co. By 1906 the company had become Anker. The name "Gloria" was also registered in 1937 and "Original Gloria" was registered in 1908.

VS "Cock's Royal Leader"

Serial #926656

Courtesy of Amelia Sadorra

This Vibrating Shuttle machine has the older style upright bobbin winder, red felt behind the tension, thread guide on the front inspection plate and pointed tip to the hand crank assembly.

Cock's Royal Leader by F. J. Cock of Birmingham and Coventry. Their merchant's sign, Signum Mercatoris, included a cock. The company also sold machines made by many other manufacturers, such as Jones, Haid & Neu, Hengstenberg, Stoewer etc. They had branches in Birmingham and Coventry, England.

VS "Regia"

Serial #961511

Courtesy of Bernadette Dewhurst-Phillips

Sold with J. Silberberg's logo badge under the name of Regia.

This Vibrating Shuttle machine has a modern bobbin winder, red felt behind the tension, thread guide on the front inspection plate and pointed tip to the hand crank assembly.


VS "Superba"

Serial #978014

Courtesy of John Snell

Sold under J. Silberberg's logo badge under the name of Superba.

This Vibrating Shuttle machine has a modern style bobbin winder, red felt behind the tension, thread guide on the front inspection plate and pointed tip to the hand crank assembly.

VS Late Model O

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

This is a late version of the Model O. The company logo, seen on the pillar on this particular machine, is the anchor logo surrounded by two circles.




Model RR - Black

Serial #?

Courtesy of Prin

This is a straight stitch model in black with solid hand wheel and a tear drop shaped company logo on the pillar. This logo used on this particular model was registered in 1941, but the model RR first appeared around 1910.

Model RR - Green

Serial #1672789

Courtesy of George Hart

This green version has the simpler (and presumably later) round anchor logo. The hand crank slots into the solid hand wheel. The retail seller was Nottet in Den Haag, Netherlands.


Model RZ

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

This is a model RZ (note late Anker logo). Picture from 100 Jahre Anker-Werke.


Courtesy of Les Godfrey

c1958. This is a later model RZ. The RZ was manufactured until 1963.


Model RZB

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell, from 125 Jahre Anker-Werke

The RZ was developed to possess more features.