Kommis also clerks , ([ kɔmiː ], of French. Commis = assistant) is an outdated name for a clerk , shop assistants or commercial employees. The clerks working in the offices of the office buildings had a twelve-hour day after their apprenticeship and had to write by hand, since the typewriters , which were already manufactured in the factory in 1873/1874, did not move into the office buildings until 1894.
- Ernst Christian Schütt u. a .: Chronicle of Hamburg. 2nd updated edition. Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Gütersloh / Munich 1997, ISBN 3-577-14443-2 , p. 300.