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  1. Chas. A. Strelinger & Co., 1895 "A few words about razors".

    by , 12-03-2012 at 02:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    The article from A Book of Tools by Chas. A. Strelinger & Co., 1895:



    And Tools and Tool Chests by Chas. A. Strelinger & Co., 1895:


  2. Barnsley Brothers Cutlery co, Monett CO

    by , 12-01-2012 at 03:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    Barnsley bros. u.s.a. c1898-1906 founded about 1898 by six brothers. the factory was in monett, missouri, and produced a full line of pocket knives and razors. out of business around 1906.
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  3. W. & S. Horrabin, Sheffield.

    by , 11-30-2012 at 11:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Samuel Horrabin was first listed in 1817 as a pen and pocket kinife maker in Hawley Croft. By 1822, he was based in Scotland Street. By 1833, Samuel had been joined by his younger brother, William. Besides manufacturing pocket knives and sportsman's knives, they were also merchants. Their address was Red Hill Works, Radford Street.
    The trademark was a picture of a Phoenix. In 1840s, the company had a New York office in John Street,
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  4. Observations and Sublime Ironies

    by , 10-24-2012 at 12:56 AM (Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day)
    So this evening I got home from work and took a look at my thread from yesterday that had a little fun at Clay Matthews' expense. While it's all too easy and ever so enjoyable, to poke fun at the latest marketing campaign touting a six blade, Chinese made, plastic abomination as God's gift to the shaving man, I think it's important to remember that like me, most of you used to be believers. Our shaving universe was ridiculously simple but totally a necessary evil (especially for those of us who ...
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  5. 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 ...
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