Andis Firm traces its roots again to when Matthew Andis was working at Mitchell Motor Automobile Firm in Racine as a software maker when he determined to go away and begin his personal enterprise. John Oster and Henry Meltzer got here to his house and requested to be companions. Andis O. M. Manufacturing was born round 1920–21. Quickly their software 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 couple of yr. When the three break up, every began his personal firm in Racine, Wisconsin. Meltzer began Grasp Equipment/MAMCO, and Oster began John Oster Firm. Andis shortly developed the Andis electrical clipper and commenced the Andis Clipper Firm, which finally developed into the Andis Firm of at this time, which was formally included within the yr 1922. Racine was a hotbed for electrical motors, particularly with the invention of the fractional HP motor. Native firms, together with Hamilton Seashore, InSinkErator, Dremel, and Andis, used this know-how to make blenders, meals waste disposers, and rotary instruments.