History / Sorghum brooms are bartered with fine Swiss timepieces to allow the prosecution of the activity after the Second World War

After the Second World War, international trade was strongly limited to safeguard the national balance of payments. Hausmann & Co. guaranteed Swiss watches importation in Italy with sorghum broom exportation, which were required very much by small Swiss villages, where clock-making had their seat, which did not have similar shrubs to produce brooms on the premises.