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Wade & Butcher, Sheffield.

Wade and Butcher was a tradename of the W & S Butcher Co. Brothers William & Samuel Butcher started the company in Sheffield in the 1820s. ...

George Wostenholm & Son, Sheffield.

George Wostenholm Rockingham Works 1809(1815) - 1848. Washington Works  1848 - 1978. George Wostenholm became a Freeman in 1826 and ...

H.Boker & Co, Solingen.

"H.Boker & Co. began marking Tree Brand knives in 1837. People began to tell stories about them in 1838".     &nbs...

The J.R.Torrey Co.,Worcester, Mass.

"The J.R. Torrey Co", Worcester, Massachusetts  existed 1858 - 1963. The Joseph R.Torrey Razor Company was founded in 1858 to make raz...

Engelswerk, Solingen-Foche.

Engelswerk C.W. Engels, 1892 - 1943, Solingen-Foche. The factory was engaged in manufacture of straight razors, pocket knives, scisso...

Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Sheffield.

The company existed 1682-1975 in Sheffield. The History of Joseph Rodgers and Sons. And what interestingly, on the tangs "...

Carl Friedrich ERN, Solingen-Wald.

The company was founded in 1873, registrated December, 4 1874. Located at Solingen-Wald in 1922 and at Kanalstrasse 43 in 1939.    ...

DOVO, Fritz Bracht, Solingen, Germany.

The company has been established on 1 November 1906 by Carl Dorp and Carl Arthur Voos. On 18th January 1939, obviously dissatisfied, Carl...

Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG, Solingen

The company in business since June 13, 1731.                 ...

Mappin Brothers/Mappin & Webb, Sheffield.

1774 is usually stated as the launch year for this company, when Jonathan Mappin(1737-1801) ...

Adolph Kastor(Koster), 1856-1946.

I made separate topic to write some words about the Great man in cutlery business - Adolph Kastor(Köster)*. Adolp...

Anton Wingen Jr., Solingen.

Another of the Solingen-based cutlery manufacturers, the Wingen firm was formed in 1888 to produce table flatware, knives, scissors and razors. Regi...

Erik Anton Berg, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

This is a short summary of the life of Mr Erik Anton Berg and his company E. A Bergs Fabriks AB (E.A. Berg MFG. Co. LTD). Mr Berg w...

Dorko, Solingen-Merscheid.

The present-day enterprise developed out of a plant founded in 1920 by Friedrich Dorten in Solingen-Merscheid which initially produced only barbers...

Christopher Johnson & Co., Sheffield, England.

Christopher Johnson, who was born in Sheffield in about 1809, started his cutlery business (according to a trade catalogue) in 1836 in Howard Street. ...

Johan Engstrom, Eskilstuna.

Johan Engström was born in 1846. He was one of the most successful Eskilstuna cutlers. Before setting up his factory in 1874 (Fabriksaktiebola...

W.H. Morley & Sons, Germany.

W.H. Morley & Sons, 1913 - 1927, was one of the Adolph Kastor trademarks. Image Trademark with Serial Number 71004914

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Joseph Wostenholm & Sons, Sheffield.

Joseph Wostenholm (c.1813-1876) was listed in 1837 as a razor manufacturer in Eyre Lane. Originally, the name appears to have been spelled as “W...

Kanetake Kamisori, Japan.

The Kanetake brand Japanese straight razor, made by fourth generation blacksmith, Mr. Norikazu Takahashi. Norikazu is the first in his family to m...

СТИЗ (STIZ), USSR.

Located in Moscow 1950 - 1990. Russian name of the factory - СТИЗ(STIZ) - Завод СТальных ИЗделий (Factory of Steel ...

Wester Bros, Solingen.

"Wester Bros.Cutlery Co." existed 1904-1967 in New York City. Charles and Max Wester were the owners. It was originally founded in 1...

Early razors.

According to Henry T. Lummus article "Old Sheffield Razors", these razors were dated about 1804. From 1740, when Benjamin Huntsman i...

Bengall, Thomas Radley Cadman, Sheffield.

The Cadmans were an old Derbyshire family from Eckington, a hamlet several miles south of Sheffield. Originally the Cadmans were farmers (maltsters), ...

Thomas Turner & Co., Sheffield.

By the end of the 19th century, Turner's was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. The company stated that the business was founded in...

Robert Klaas, Prussia.

1834 Establishment of a penknife production by Peter Daniel Pauls, a former scissors-maker and father of the late proprietor ...

Joseph Elliot & Sons, Sheffield.

 Trade advertisements dated Elliot's to 1795. According to family sources, the firm has so far been traced to Joseph Elliot (c. 1760-30 July 1...

Taylors Eye Witness, Sheffield.

This trademark was used by Needham, Veall & Tyzack. Taylors Eye Witness was founded by John Taylor in around 1820. In 1838 Taylor applied for and...

Brookes & Crookes, Sheffield.

In 1858, John Brookes was joined by Thomas Crookes and they acquired a warehouse, workshops, engine-house, and grinding wheel behind a nouse at No.58 ...

The Admirals.

The razor was made approximately 1920-1940. "...Another razor of this style is marked on the shank "55S Sheffield Steel E, Made in German...

Bontgen & Sabin, Solingen.

Böntgen & Sabin (1870) Böntgen & Sabin AG (1915) Böntgen & Sabin, Bonsa-Werke (1970) The company existed 1870 -1983...

George Johnson, Sheffield.

This company was listed in Furnival St. in 1815 as a maker of desk and pen knives. By 1822, it was manufacturing pen and table knives, razors, an...

W.R.Case & Sons, U.S.A.

Case Brothers Cutlery Co. and W. R. Case & Sons chronology. Case stamps: W.R.Case & Sons Bradford, PA - 1920-1955 Made in USA by Case...

Oxford Razor, Germania Cutlery Works, Germany.

Trademark "Oxford Razor" (1900-1938) was used by Germania Cutlery Works, 1896-1938. This company was owned by the Kastor family. Nathan Ka...

Red Point Razor, Utica Knife Razor Co.

At the beginning, in 1924, the company located in Utica, New York at 209 John Street. The full line of "Red Point" razors was displayed in ...

Bresduck, Pearlduck.

Company "Bresduck" existed 1930 – 1952. In 1947 it was a part "Pearlduck" under the direction of David Perlson. In 1952 &q...

Imperial Razor Co.

New-York - Germany, Registered 20507. The company existed 1886 - 1945 (but in fact, according to my researching 1893-1938) in USA, NY. The owner...

Fox Cutlery Co., Solingen.

This marking was first used by the Koeller & Schmitz Cutlery Company of Solingen in 1884. The German company also had offices in New York Cit...

William Greaves & Sons, Sheffield.

Greaves' had been active since at least 18th century. Unconfirmed reports state that the business began in Burgess Street in 1775, where William Greav...

William H.De Pew, "The Perfect Razor"("monkey tail").

c 1882. The company located in England and USA, NY, with William H.De Pew as the owner. It is the small razor, length of the cutting ed...

Bartmann, Solingen.

* Gebrüder Geldmacher, Solingen, Behringstrasse 37-41 in 1939.

Corn Razor.

From Robert A.Doyle: "During the late 1800's cutlery firms manufactured a uniquely styled razor. The razor was much smaller than an average razo...

Fancy scales.

Some razors from my collection with fancy scales: From left to right: Antelope. W.R.Case & Sons, U.S.A. The Admirals. Franklin Cutlery ...

Filarmonica, Spain.

Mataró, Barcelona, Spain. 1915 - ca. 1990 The owner was Jose Monserrat Pou.

Challenge Cutlery Company, Bridgeport, Conn.

At the beginning, in 1867, the "Challenge" trademark was used by the B.J. Eyre company of Sheffield. In 1877, the Frederick Wiebusch Company...

Frederick Reynolds, Sheffield.

A Derbyshire-born razor manufacturer, Frederick Reynolds, was working in Sims Croft by the early 1840s. By 1849, the address was School Croft. In ab...

C.Hoppe, Solingen-Wald.

Unfortunately, I can't say for sure, who made this massive(15/16) razor. Curt Hoppe - maker, Carl Hoppe der Jungere - maker, Eugen Hoppe - maker, ...

Geo. W. Korn Razor Mfg. Co., Little Valley N.Y.

George William Korn was born in Breslau, Germany, May 22, 1846. He immigrated to the US about 1880, and went to work for the cutlery jobbing of Alfr...

Thiers-Issard, France.

Thiers-Issard is the old French company. The founder was Pierre Thier(1860–1929). Issard was his wife's surname. The company in business since...

Roycroft, for The W.Bingham Co., Cleveland.O.

The razor was made in Germany for The W.Bingham Co., 1841-1948. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, at 146-150 Water Street, and also at 97-99 Superior St...

DE & SE razors.

Some DE & SE safety razors from my collection.

Kinfolks, U.S.A.

The history of Kinfolks company is directly connected to the Case company. "To understand Kinfolks Cutlery you must travel time and place, fou...

Thomas Lamb, Washington City, Pennsylvania Avenue.

Among other kinds of cutlery, Thomas Lamb was a surgical instrument maker located in Washington City (now D.C.). At the late 1840s -...

George Butler & Co., Sheffield.

     William Butler was recorded in the Directories of 1774 and 1787 at Trinity Street, using the "BUTLER" mark (gran...

I.R.Frodxin, Cast Steel.

This razor was made by Ignaz Rösler, Nixdorf,Bohemia. Ignaz Rösler was the founder of the "Ignaz Röslersche Feinstahl- und N&u...

Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield.

     This was one of the biggest cutlery firms in Sheffield by 1900. It originated with George Howson, who was pro...

J.Pryor.

According the stamp, the razor was made 1820-1830.

Cosmo Mfg Co.

The razor was made by Cosmo Mfg Co., 1900-1920.

Marsh Brothers & Co.(Marshes & Shepherd).

Marsh Bros traced its history to 1631. Between 1780 and 1815 the firm traded at Park Hill, where James Marsh (1761-1841) built up the business. He bro...

Joseph Allen & Sons, Sheffield.

The founder of the company was Joseph Allen, the son of a sickle maker, who had been born in Dronfield in about 1829. By 1851, Joseph had moved to She...

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago.

The History of the Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company. Page from Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company catalog 1917 in high resoluti...

Antelope.

This trademark was used by well-known The Griffon Cutlery Works, 1950-1970.

John Sellers, Sheffield.

The firm was apparently established in Sheffield in 1820 by John Sellers (c.1793-1855). However, it didn't appear in directories until 1833, when J...

Franklin Cutlery Co.

This trademark was used by Lamson & Goodnow, 1885-1921.

John & William Ragg, Sheffield.

The company was founded in 1831 by John Ragg and William Ragg in Johnson Street. However, knife maker Richard Ragg was said to have been a distant a...

Robeson Cutlery Co., Rochester N.Y.

There is a great resource about this well-known company: RobesonsRme.com

The Haddon Brand, W.R. Humphreys, Sheffield.

     Born in County Cavan, Northern Ireland, in about 1856, William Robert Humphreys was apprenticed in the ironmongery trade b...

Windmill Pattern Razors.

There were three pattern of windmill razor handles. Most are molded of ivory colored celluloid, sometimes with grain lines similar to real ivory. ...

Robuso, Solingen.

The company in business since 1919 to present days. The founder was Julius Buntenbach.

A.J. Jordan, Sheffield & St Louis.

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 g...

John Nowill & Sons, Sheffield.

     This family's earliest record is in the books of the Cutlers' Company on 27 April 1700, when a corporate mark D* was granted to Th...

Herbert Robinson & Co., Sheffield.

This firm was launched in about 1898 by Herbert Robinson, a cutler, residing in Intake Road, Park. Henry Robinson, a cotton spinner, had lived at the ...

Thomas Turner, Sheffield.

A razor smith, Thomas Turner first appeared in a Sheffield directory in 1854 in Milton Street. By 1859, he was working in Thomas Street, Little Sheffi...

ZEPP, Safe Razor Co.

It's very difficult to say for sure who made these razors. Several companies were the owners of ZEPP trademark. Here is ZEPP razor by Timothy Noonan...

Wilbert Cutlery Co., Chicago.

The trademark was used by well-known and popular Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1908 - 1921. Some more Wilbert razors: http://strazors.com/index...

Friedrich Kottenhoff, Gevelsberg.

The Friedrich Kottenhoff company, Gevelsberg(Westfalen) specialized in tools for plantations and producing all types of machetes along with shovels, h...

Wheatley Brothers, Sheffield.

     This firm was established in 1878 at Eclipse Works, New George Street, by William Thomas Wheatley (1846-1912) and his brot...

Jernbolaget, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

     There is no doubt that Eskilstuna is a typical industrial city. Infinitely many products are manufactured here. An example...

B.J. Eyre & Co., Sheffield.

     Benjamin James Eyre, the son of Ellis Eyre a grocer in Fargate, was born in about 1812 in Brough, Derbyshire, and became a merchan...

Heinrich Kaufmann, India-Werk, Solingen.

     Heinrich Kaufmann, India-Werk (1916).      Heinrich Kaufmann & Söhne, India-Werk KG (1972). The company ...

John Blyde, Clintock Works, Sheffield.

A foundation date of 1841 is recorded in the trade literature for this company. John Blyde(1827-1899), a Sheffield-born scissor and surgical instrumen...





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