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  1. Andrew Jackson Jordan, Sheffield & St Louis.

    by , 09-28-2012 at 01:06 AM
    Andrew Jackson Jordan was born in Baltimore in 1845. He established a cutlery retailing business in St Louis in 1871, which at first imported German goods. Jordan liked quality in cutlery and that led him to look across the Atlantic.
    'His trade was almost entirely in America, but it was in Sheffield that he established his factory, as he wished to deal only in first-class Sheffield goods' (Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 22 June 1929).
    In 1885 he started his own business in the town, first ...
  2. Rodgers' multi-blades knives.

    by , 09-23-2012 at 01:59 AM
    This 75 blades knife was made for the Great Exhibition in 1851.

    There were several multi-blades knives.
    From the history of the company:
    "In 1821 Stuart Wortley (then Member of Parliament for Yorkshire and later Lord Wharncliffe) presented John Rodgers to the Prince Regent at Carlton House. The knife maker presented ...
  3. F. Koeller & Co., Solingen-Ohligs.

    by , 08-30-2012 at 07:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    F. Koeller & Companie registered 23rd April 1906, Solingen-Ohligs.

    The Köller or Koeller family was long-established in the Solingen area and traced their ancestry back to the sword smith Johann Köller (1440-c.1518). F. Koeller & Cie was founded in 1855 by Franz Koeller and was listed in the commercial regissters as the manufacturer of 'cutlery, desk-sets and pens'; the company was also responsible for wholesaling
  4. Rodgers families on the Sheffield land.

    by , 08-18-2012 at 09:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    There are/were many Rodgers families on the Sheffield land.
    1. George Rodgers, 150 Broad Lane. In 1849, G. Rodgers was listed as a spring knife and razor manufacturer in Edward Street, with a house in Broad Lane.
    2. George Rodgers & Company. This cutler advertised in the Sheffield directory of 1839.
    3. John Rodgers & Sons. The name first appears in a Sheffield directory, 1849, as a table and spring knife manufacturer in Bridge Street.
    An interesting sidelight
  5. The stamp/mark 'The two men sawing a log'.

    by , 08-09-2012 at 04:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Most likely, your razor was made by Gustav Melcher Sohn.
    The company was founded by Gustav Melcher, Ohligs-Solingen in 1883.

    Your stamp:

    But there was another company with the similar stamp.
    C. Friedrich Kratz & Co, GMBH Rasiermesserfabric und Hohlschlieferei, Solingen-Wald
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