Andis Firm traces its roots again to when Matthew Andis was working at Mitchell Motor Automotive Firm in Racine as a instrument maker when he determined to depart and begin his personal enterprise. John Oster and Henry Meltzer got here to his dwelling and requested to be companions. Andis O. M. Manufacturing was born round 1920–21. Quickly their instrument and die firm had been contracted to make tooling to supply clipper blades for a hand-operated, non-motorized hair clipper. This partnership solely lasted a few 12 months. When the three cut up, every began his personal firm in Racine, Wisconsin. Meltzer began Grasp Equipment/MAMCO, and Oster began John Oster Firm. Andis rapidly developed the Andis electrical clipper and started the Andis Clipper Firm, which ultimately developed into the Andis Firm of at the moment, which was formally integrated within the 12 months 1922. Racine was a hotbed for electrical motors, particularly with the invention of the fractional HP motor. Native corporations, together with Hamilton Seashore, InSinkErator, Dremel, and Andis, used this expertise to make blenders, meals waste disposers, and rotary instruments.