Andis Company Hair Dryers
Andis Company traces its roots back to the early 1920s when Mathew Andis, who was working at Mitchell Motor Car Company in Racine, Wisconsin, USA as a tool maker, decided to leave and start his own business. John Oster and Henry Meltzer came to his home and asked to be partners, and Andis O M Manufacturing was born. Their venture grew quickly and soon their tool and die company had been contracted to make tooling to produce clipper blades for a hand operated non-motorized hair clipper. This partnership, however, only lasted about a year. When the three split, each started his own company in Racine. Andis quickly developed the Andis electric clipper and began Andis Clipper Company, that official incorporated in 1922, and eventually evolved into the Andis Company of today. Racine was a hot bed for electrical motors, specifically with the invention of the fractional HP motor. Local companies like Hamilton Beach, InSinkErator, Dremel and Andis, used this technology to make blenders, food waste disposers and rotary tools.