1st April 1930: Acquisition of the Coburger Lehrmittelanstal (Coburg Teaching
Media Institute) by
Max Albert Sommer, Neuses, Coburg


After the death of her husband Frith Sommer
Ida Sommer managed the company as partner until the confiscation in 1952


12th October 1936: Purchase and take-over of the Dr.h.c. Friedrich Ziegler Studio for Scientific Plastics, Freiburg in Breisgau


Since November 1936 production and distribution of the thoroughbred animal statuettes collection by Max Landsberg
and C.A. Brasch


1st January 1973: Marcus Sommer jr., born on 25th February 1907, became partner and managed the company until he died on 26th December 1986


21st June 1948: After the war,
production of the original SOMSO
models starts in Coburg


18th December 1952: Take-over of Messrs. Marcus Sommer, Sonneberg, Thuringia. The property is conifscated and it becomes a state-ownded company.


Modeller Edgar Froeber, born 6th October 1919, enters the company. During his 40 years with the company he carried out the reorganisation in Coburg creating a large number of botanical and zoological models


25th March 1954: Re-introduction of the old company name Marcus Sommer SOMSO-Werkstaetten, Coburg