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  1. Abraham Leon, Sheffield.

    by , 12-16-2012 at 08:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    Abraham Leon was a merchant and cutlery manufacturer in Solly Street, where he had been based since at least 1849. He had been born in about 1819 in Mecklenburg, Germany, and probably came to Sheffield with his parents, Abraham and Eve Leon. The later were living in Lambert Street. By 1861, Abraham Leon in Solly Street had married Henrietta (from Hanover) and both became naturalised. Leon made rapid progress. With the income from selling table cutlery, razors, spring knives and Bowies, he soon had
  2. Chas. A. Strelinger & Co., 1895 "A few words about razors".

    by , 12-03-2012 at 03:29 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:

  3. Barnsley Brothers Cutlery co, Monett CO

    by , 12-01-2012 at 04:18 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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  4. W. & S. Horrabin, Sheffield.

    by , 12-01-2012 at 12:07 AM
    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,
  5. Observations and Sublime Ironies

    by , 10-24-2012 at 01:56 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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