Hanna Hammarström

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Hanna Hammarström was born in Sweden back in 1829 to Per and Christina.  Her father wanted all of children to learn a profession, so Hanna learned to manufacture various forms of ornaments. So, in 1883 she started her own business which she held a monopoly on the production through 1880 into the 1890’s.

She employed only women, who she educated herself.  In 1886, she was awarded first prize for her invention at a machine exhibition in Stockholm.  She died in 1909, he was 64.

What you may not know about Hanna is that due to her making ornaments, she had an epiphany and convinced the Swedish telephone network for her to produce the telephone wires throughout Sweden. 

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Comments (18)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray wow.... what an incredible accomplishment ..... the magnitude of that challenge didn't stop her....

The lady with the copper wire - Ericsson

May 31, 2020 02:37 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And just think, they are pushing again for learning a profession(trade) today!

Make yourself an interesting day.

May 31, 2020 04:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have a great day!

May 31, 2020 04:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Hanna was an enterprising lady who wanted to complete her father's desire. And, she exceeded the goal! Enjoy your day!

May 31, 2020 04:39 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

She was one smart women and what a contribution to her country. Be safe.

May 31, 2020 04:55 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

What a great lady to spur ideas and innovation and educate!

May 31, 2020 05:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - obviously, Hannah took her entrepreneurial spirit to great lengths.  

May 31, 2020 05:09 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Smart woman who obviously knew how to negotiate, and showed other women a way to support their families.

May 31, 2020 05:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

What an inspiring  post you shared with us this morning.  I love that Hannah found a way to expand her production...Happy Sunday.  A

May 31, 2020 06:31 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can not say that I saw that conclusion coming James Dray .

May 31, 2020 06:36 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, that is interesting and something I definitely would not have known unless I visited your post this morning.

May 31, 2020 06:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... Hannah was one truly smart business woman... and way ahead of her time... a real trailblazer. And I love that she helped other women to move forward via education.

May 31, 2020 09:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - that was certainly a serendipitous byproduct of her work.

May 31, 2020 09:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow, James- now that's impressive!!!! 

May 31, 2020 12:56 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That is quite a task for anyone to take on and she seems to have been successful.

Happy Sunday to you James Dray 

May 31, 2020 01:05 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I love that she gave other women the chance to learn a profession as well. 

May 31, 2020 02:43 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening James Dray ,

Wow ! I'm impressed..she sure made great strides and was quite successful! Another tidbit of history I learned from you today. Thank you.

May 31, 2020 07:48 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

She was certainly an enterprising individual who knew what she wanted and made it happen!


May 31, 2020 08:10 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Maker of ornaments, preferred employer for women at a time when few women held jobs outside the home, industrialist...WOW...Hanna Hammarström was quite a woman!


Jun 21, 2020 10:01 AM