1800 to 1899

1800 to 1899


Plant opens in Singen
Georg Fischer III (1864 – 1925) opens a fittings factory in the German town of Singen in 1895. The factory is operated as a branch of the main works in nearby Schaffhausen. At the same time, the first company-owned housing estate is built in Singen.


Early marketing
The first fittings catalog, containing 91 different models for gas lighting, is published.


Production launch of malleable cast iron fittings
Georg Fischer II (1834 - 1887), son of Georg Fischer I and grandson of Johann Conrad Fischer, acquires the Schaffhausen works. In 1864, he is the first in Europe to manufacture malleable cast iron fittings (cast pipe connectors) commercially.


Laying the foundations in Schaffhausen
On June 3, 1802, 29-year-old Johann Conrad Fischer (1773 - 1854) purchases a water-driven mill in Mühlental just outside of Schaffhausen (Switzerland). He uses the mill as a copper smelting plant and as a site to develop new alloys.