I also have one of these rings. I thought it was a
napkin ring, but I don't really know. Is there any
information at all on this ring??? Age or
Karen: Thanks for your
question, here's a link to some great information about giant
rings, I hope you find this helpful.
Showhistory Giants Rings
The ring was
made for Gottieb Fischer, it is ceramic. The RBBB Circus
stands for Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, the GF
is Gottieb Fischer.
Rings were made out of metal.
were cast from molds, They were designed for each giant .
They melted down softer metals like lead and tin.
I'm sure there is no way to
find out the number of rings made by or for the Fischer's
as rings were manufactured for the giants by company's and
some of the giants even made their on rings while they
were on the road.
Alfreda Fischer entered show business in their native
countries. He, in Austria and she, in Germany. They met in
vaudeville where they both did song and dance numbers.
They fell in love and married in Hamburg in 1933. Three
years later they came to the U.S. and were with various
circuses including Ringling Bros and were once billed as
Mr & Mrs Long.
who were billed as the largest married couple on earth,
settled near Sarasota, where they opened a motel, It
didn't take long for them to discover that the public was
going to follow them wherever they went. The Fischers were
both beautiful people. Not one of their publicity
photographs did them justice. The public adored them, but
adoration is no substitute for peace and privacy. They
stayed in the business till 1949 when they retired, they
opened the Pioneer apartments in Sarasota, Florida where
many of their show business friends had their winter
homes. They put someone else in charge of management and
stayed on the sidelines.
passed away in 1984 and her husband 4 years later at the
age of 81.
Robinson Sideshow World
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