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A

ACME
See John Bedford & Sons
or Joseph Rodgers & Sons
or Henry Williamson “Trademark”
or ACME trademark, H.Greenberg, Solingen

CHARLES ADAMS & CO.
36 Front Street, Rochester, NY.
ca. 1889 - 1957

ADOLPHE ARBENZ
Birmingham, England
In business in 1892

Cutlery including knives, saws, scissors
.
Trademarks

 

AERIAL CUTLERY MFG CO.
MARINETTE WIS
Manufacturers of
Cutlery, Razors Strops & Knives.
"Gold Beauty" “Black Beauty” "Old Dutch"
History of the founder
Frederick Henry Jaeger Sr.
Trademark

Aeroplane
Razor
Regd 338385-4920,5

AGENT-TURTLE CUTLER CROYDON,SPROCK QUALITY

AKERS BRITTON CO.
232 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
In business circa 1925 - 1930

“Valvedge”
 

JOHN ALBRIGHT
516 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA
Used "HANOVER" Trademark
ca. 1922-1927


EDGAR ALLEN & CO.
Imperial Steel Works
Sheffield 1733 – 1925
Trademark Used
(K, 9 & Prince of Wales feathers)
Cutlery and goods in other metals.

JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS
Oak Works, Sheffield, England
ca. 1864-1925
Cutlery of all kinds.

Joseph Allen & Sons was founded in 1810, and granted the trade number
3415 by the Cutlers' Company. The trade mark NON-XLL was granted in 1838.
Allen's were last listed in 1959.


 

Allen
37 The Strand London
Retailer?


A & J ALVIN
SAN FRANCISCO AND STAMPED ON THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL BLUE STEEL ,
MADE IN GERMANY.


Amendola Bros
Newhaven Connecticut
Razor  

“Black Devil”

AMERICAN KNIFE CO.
Baldwinsville Onondaga County, New York, United States
(Onondaga county classified business directory, 1917)
Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut from circa 1849-1875
Thomaston, Connecticut from circa 1875-1895

AMERICAN PRODUCTS CO.
Cincinnati, Ohio
ca. 1911-1948

Anchor
Germany Manganese Steel


ARROWHEAD TRADING CO.
Used "ARTRACO" trademark
132 Nassau Street, New York, NY.
circa 1922-1923

Artist Levering Razor Co.
Hamburg Ground Germany

AUTOMATIC UTILITIES CO.
Used "ALL-WAYS" trademark
56 Pine St., New York, NY
circa 1907-1908

ATKINSON BROTHERS
SheffieldActive at Milton Works-Lion Works, Nowbray St, Sheffield from c. 1879. The firm used the trade mark IN MIND and BRILLO

Other Manufacturers beginning with A s & Information invited.


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B&S
Sheffield, Forged & Hollow Ground in Germany

JOSEPH BADGER & SONS
New Haven, Connecticut
ca. 1860-1861



John Bagshaw & Son

87 89 & 91 Church S Liverpool.
Retailers of Silver & Fancy Goods including furniture

THE "ÉCLAIR"
BY AUGUST BAIN – FRANCE

BAKALAR
New York City
In business 1917

JOHN BAKER & CO.
Wheeldon Works, Sheffield, England
In business in 1892

A. F. BANNISTER & CO
Newark, New Jersey USA
ca 1884-1915

I. & J. BARBER
Sheffield, England
In business in 1892

James Barber
Sheffield England. C1920,

Razors, Pocket knives ect.
BARBER'S POCKET KNIVES The Hall Marks of Quality

JOHN BARBER
Sheffield
Trademark: Square and Compasses
1810 - 1834
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
BARBERS QUARTET

Barclay Bros



Jas Barlow & Son
121 Allen street; house: 21 Meadow street Sheffield
Scissor & razor mfrs
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

John Barlow
49, Edward street Sheffield
Scissor and razor manufacturer,
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


FREDERICK BARNES & CO.
Brimingham, London and Sheffield, England.
In business in 1892

Lewis Barnacone
Sheffield



BARNSLEY BROS. Company History
Monett, Missouri USA
circa 1898-1906

J.H. BECKER
11 Hochs Street, Ohligs, Germany
ca 1901-1919

Beaver Brand


BECKHER-OTTO INC. Solingen
Marked "Made in Germany", although the company's offices were located
at 118 E. 28th Street, New York City.
ca. 1934-1943

Alfred Behner.
Solingen Germany
“Albe Extra”


Belknap Hardware Co.

William Burke Belknap founded his hardware company in 1840, near the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.  It started in a small shop that produced iron products and other forged items

Firm sold in 1985; the "Blue Grass Cutlery" company was formed in 1988,
and is now using the "Blue Grass" & “Blue ribbon” trademarks

FRED BELT
1424 Lunt Ave, Chicago, Illinois
circa 1915-1916

GEORGE BENNETT & CO.
Rockingham St.
, Sheffield, England
.
In business in 1892

HENRY BERKELE
43 Leonard Street, New York City
Used "ROSE BRAND" trademark
circa 1906-1907

BINGHAMTON CUTLERY CO.
Importers of Razors.
Binghamton, New York
circa 1888-1894

THE BIRKENHEAD
MADE IN BIRKENHEAD MERSEYSIDE England

Otto Birkhofen, Solingen-Wald, Wiedenkamperstrasse 18 in 1939. Brand names: Albertoblade, Birko, Doppelschmied, OBW, Polo, Thonoco, Umberto. Straight razor maker.s

WILLIAM AND JOHNATHAN BIRKS
Norfolk St.
, Sheffield
In business in 1787

Jas Birks.
Razor mfr., 47 Chester st; Home 19
Broad street lane, Park
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1857

Bigelow & Dowse 
c1838 Hardware Co Boston & Springfield Mass USA



Bismarck Razor Works
1900 - 1930 Solingen-Germany : 1957 - brand name "Bismarck”
bought by Dovo



BISON MFG. CO.
Little Valley, New York
ca. 1902-1910

JOHN BLYDE, Clintock Works
Sheffield
ea. 1873 - (1919)
Knives, Britannia metal and electroplated goods
Ref. 1892, 191

H. Boker & Co. http://www.boker.de
Baumwerk-Solingen, Germany-Alemania
Razors 1869-late 1940s 
Razors now being revived from the 1906 catalogue
TREE" TRADEMARK FROM 1900- Now
RED INJUN #100” RAZOR
Good as Gold” Razor
“Our Own” Razor

Bostwick Braun & Co.. History
1855-present Toledo
Ohio USA

JOHN REDMAN BOYD
Corpus Christi, Texas.
W.R. Case and Sons made razors for this firm, marking tang with
Case marking, etching "NO CUSSING" trademark on the blade.
ca. 1905-1906

BRADREI
Solingen Germany

James Bradshaw
132 Fitzwilliam street
Razor manufacturer,

Joseph Bradwell
33 Spring lane
Razor blade forger

Bradwell Bros Sheffield
Horace Bradwell and Mark Bradwell
Sheffield, Manufacturers & Dealers

Horace Bradwell and Mark Bradwell, carrying on business at Earl-street, 63, Fargate, 15, Angel-street, and 43, South-street Moor, in the city of Sheffield, and at High-street, Rotherham, in the county of York, and Burlington-street, Chesterfield, in the county of Derby, under the style or firm of BRADWELL BROTHERS, as Umbrella Manufacturers and Dealers, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said firm will be received and paid by the said Horace Bradwell, who will continue the said business on his own account, under the said style or firm of Bradwell Brothers.—Dated this 15th day of September, 1904.
HORACE BRADWELL.  MARK BRADWELL.



JOHN BRAMMALL (BRAMHALL),

Trademark: Joppa
Storrs, near Sheffield
1770-1800 ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

M.L. BRANDT CUTLERY CO.
Germany and New York City
ca. 1911-1916

BRESDUCK INC.
224 Canal Street, New York City
Also used trademarks "DUBL-DUCK", "LIFETIME", "NAPOLEON", "BEAU BRUMMEL", "DEUTSCH", "SATINEDGE"
ca. 1930 - 1952; firm became known as Pearlduck in 1952
“dubl-duck Special No1” Razor


Bridge Cutlery Co Straight Razor St Louis Germany
“No 20” Razor.

BRIGGS
Sheffield, England
circa 1830

Brilliant Brand Cutlery Co.

BRITTAIN, WILKINSON & BROWNELL
Factors, and manufacturers of cutlery wares,
Arundel-street
or Carver Street, Sheffield
Trademark: France In business at least between 1787 and 1797
1780-1840 ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

BROCH & THIEBES CUTLERY CO.
ca. 1882-1892 St. Louis
Importers of razors. Used "CLIMAX" trademark.

Ebenezer Brookes
Fargate Sheffield c1787
Springknife & razor manufacturer,

BROOKES & CROOKES
(John Brookes & Thomas Crookes)
Atlantic Works, St Philip's Road, Sheffield
ea. 1864 - (1919) Silver mark entered c1886
Razors Pocket knives cutlery & silver  including knives and forks.


ABRAM BROOKSBANK & CO
Sheffield
actve from 1893 at Malinda Works, Malinda St. Sheffield.
The firm used a "CANNON" as figural trade mark

BROWN RAZOR CO.
Little Valley, New York
Trademark used by Union Cutlery Co.
pre-1900

Sampson Brown
Springknife, razor, &c. manufacturer, 79 Brown Street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

BRUMBY AND MIDDLETON.
11 George Street, Sheffield. and:
10 Howard Street, Sheffield. (1856) Circa 1849-1870.
Razors. Silver plate goods (1889-1897)

Brummel
Werk  Solingen

"BEAU BRUMMEL"

O.  Busch
Wald  Solingen Germany

BUCK BROS.
Worcester, Massachusetts
ca. 1853-1939
Edged tools & Razors

BUFFALO RAZOR & GRINDING CO.
Buffalo, New York.
Razor may be stamped "Made in Germany"
ca. 1906-1935

BURKINSHAW, AARON
Pepperell, Mass.
Trademark: Exile (often) 1856-1881
("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

R. Burnett
EBINBURGH
Reatailer?


BURRELL CUTLERY CO.
24 Rockwell Ave., Elicottville, New York
Used "TOP FLIGHT" trademark.
ca. 1941-1942




Butcher Brothers
Sheffield
, England
.

BUTCHER, BROWN & BUTCHER
Succeeded Wade & Butcher
Sheffield1827 - 1830
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

WILLIAM & SAMUEL BUTCHER
WADE & BUTCHER

Eyre Lane, Sheffield.
circa 1845 to at least 1919
1830 - ?
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
William & Samuel Butcher  
Merchants, and steel, edge tool, file, razor, saw, &c. manfrs. 41 Eyre lane ; and tilters, rollers, and forgers, Philadelphia Steel Works
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


GEORGE BUTLER & CO
Trinity Works, Sheffield, England
Est. 1681-1926. The "ART" & the KEY trade marks were granted in 1861.
Gold Medal Grand Prix Granted by the Cutler's Company 1916
Merchants and manufacturers of table and spring knife, razor, scissor, edgetool, steel
& a wide range of patterns of stainless, silver plate and sterling silver flatware.
1922 active on Trinity Works, 4 Trinity street Sheffield England.
With a Showroom at 62 Holborn Viaduct, London.
More information at George_Butler_and_Co

Other Manufacturers beginning with B s & Information invited.

 

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T.T.C.
"Clean Shave"

THOMAS RADLEY CADMAN & SONS
St. Mary's Road, Sheffield
In business at least 1892-1919
Originally a trademark of Luke Cadman, Sheffield, England from ca. 1748-1906.
From ca. 1906 - 1953, used by:
Thomas Radley Cadman & Sons
St. Mary's Road, Sheffield.
In business at least between 1892 and 1965.
"Bengal"

The Cadman family originally came from Derbyshire and settled in the village of Eckington, to the south of Sheffield. Luke Cadman (1727-1788) moved to Sheffield in 1740 and became apprenticed into the cutlery trade. He became a freeman of the Cutlers' Company of Hallamshire in 1748 and was granted the trademark "BENGALL". (Another branch of the family was granted the trademark "SENEGALL"). Two of Cadman's sons followed him into the business. The Cadmans' business was located at various addresses in Sheffield over the years. In the early 1870s Thomas Radley Cadman (1833-1917) took over the firm. By 1933 the firm had diversified into safety razor and pocket knife manufacture. T.R.Cadman & Sons, Ltd. ceased trading in 1965.

CAMERON & SONS LTD
HANDFORGED SHEFFIELD ENGLAND

CAMMELL, LAIRD & CO LTD
Cyclops Works, Sheffield
At least 1892 - 1919 [used the same marks as Charles Cammell & Co.]

Carnos
Made DE blades in England

Carroll Cutler & co.
Chicago USA

All companies below involved with each other at some time.

Case Brothers
Little Valley NY USA Knives & Razors

W. R. Case & Sons Website
Bradford
, PA.
Knives & Razors

Case
stopped making straight razors after 1962
"Blue Steel" "Red Imp"


Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. History Wiki
Little Valley, N.Y.
Knives & Razors
Razor "Pat. Feb. 18, 1902"
"Green Lizard"

J.B.F. Champlin
est 1886
Knives & Razors
“Galvanic"

Crandall Cutlery Company, another historic Case family brand, was run by Herbert Crandall until 1911, when he joined his brother-in-law, Russ Case, at W. R. Case & Sons.

Chapman
Hand hammered hand ground razor.

CHARLES CADMAN & SONS
Canal
Works, Sheffield
In business in 1892

CHARLES CAMMELL & CO LTD
Cyclops Steel Works, Sheffield.
Pre-1845 to post-1895



CHALLENGE RAZOR WORKS
Challenge Cutlery Co.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
ca. 1891-1898
"Victor"

Champion & Co.
Razor, scissor & springknife manufacturers, 169 Broad lane
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


CHARLTON BROS.
Bread St.
, Birmingham

In business in 1892
Cutlery of all kinds; also Sheffield Plate Britannia metal and electro-plated
goods, and japanned tin domestic and culinary goods.

Geoffry Creutzburg,
Philadelphia
"Master" 


H M Christensen Co.
Brockton, Mass

C. CHRISTOFFERSEN
1727 Girard Ave North Minneapolis, Minn. Made in Germany

C.F. CIAMPA MANUFACTURERS
Used the "THE KING OF RAZORS REGISTERED TRADEMARK" trademark.
47-1/2 and 147 Portlant, Boston, Massachusetts
circa 1910-1915

Clark Bros. Cutlery company 
Kansas City Hamburg Ground Made in Germany


Charles Clarke
Sheffield
Razor manufacturers.1825

Marmaduke Clarke
Sheffield,
Merchant and Razor manufacturer,1815

CLARK & HALL
Sheffield
1797-1823
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)


John Clarke
Sheffield
Razor manufacturer Active at 135 Harvest Lane (1894-1896),
Mowbray Works, Mowray St (1897-1923). Converted into a Ltd in 1905


F.A. CLAUBERG & CO.
Import company
27 Park Place, New York City
Used trademarks: "
HALBERD", "THE MIKADO", "IMPERATOR", "TONSORIAL GEM", "RAZOR MAN" 
ca. 1885-1926
.
the "P.H. Clauberg & Co.; Solingen, Germany Oriental black w/impressed lettering useable Extra Hollow Ground; Fully Warranted; For Barbers use"

HENRIE CLAUSS
Fremont or Elyria, Ohio
ca. 1917-1920

CLAUSS
Elyria, Ohio: ca. 1878-1887
122 First Street Fremont, Ohio: ca. 1887 - present
2102 STRAITH” RAZOR
Clauss Shear Works straight razor from Fremont, Ohio
,

The Cleff Co. Von Cleff & Co.
NY, made in Germany retailer?

Chas Clements
17 Billiter Street London in business 1911
“Savoy” 7 day set
“King of Diamonds”

“Clements High Speed”


JOHN COE & CO
Albion Works, Rockingham Street, Sheffield
In business in 1892


John Coe
Knife, Tableknife, razor, manufacturer, 23 Burgess street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


COLLEY & CO
98 Arundel St. Sheffield 1834 - 1844
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

COLUMBIA CUTLERY CO.
Worcester, Massachusetts USA
ca. 1905
 

CHARLES CONGREVE
Sheffield
1829 - 1843
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
Given as ca. 1830-1865 in Goins'


CONTINENTAL CUTLERY CO
ALFRED FIELD & CO
Westfield Terrace, Sheffield and Edmund Street, Birmingham
At least 1892 to at least 1919


Norton Cooperative cutlery society Sheffield.

COOPER BROS & SONS LTD
Don Plate Works, Sheffield
14½ High Street Sheffield Manufacturers of electro-plated and nickel silver spoons and forks 1983 the business was acquired by Frank Cobb & Co. Ltd
18
66 - at least 1983

JOHN COPLEY & SONS
Sheffield
1870 to at least 1892

ALEXANDER COPPEL CUTLERY CO
Solingen; had an importing office in New York City
Used "STOLL RAZOR" trademark.
Knives & Razors
"Barbers Choice"
ca. 1821 - present


Cosmo Mfg Co,
Germany


HENRY COWLISHAW History at Rootsweb
Hartford, Connecticut
ca. 1881-1911


B. S. Cowvan
Trading name of R. Hovenden & Sons Ltd
Cutlery of all kinds est. 1892'
R. Hovenden & Sons Ltd : City Road, Finsbury, London , a nineteenth century barber's shop and hairdressing business.
Registered silver mark in 1905
R. HOVENDEN & SONS 1897 REVISED AND ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF HAIRDRESSERS' SUNDRIES, Fittings and Machinery, Perfumery, Combs, Brushes, Cutlery, Mirrors, etc. and all Articles Pertaining to the Hairdressing, Chemists', Tobacconists' and Fancy Trades.

CRANDALL CUTLERY CO
Previously the Little Valley Knife Association, Little Valley, New York. In 1903, moved to Bradford, Pennsylvania. In 1912, became part of WR Case & Sons.
ca. 1903 - 1912
Crandall Cutlery Company, another historic Case family brand, was run by Herbert Crandall until 1911, when he joined his brother-in-law, Russ Case, at W. R. Case & Sons.


Crane Cutlery
USA
Knives & Razors



CRANFORD RAZOR WORKS
Cranford, New Jersey
Trademark of SR DROESCHER
"SRD with an arrow through."
ca. 1916-1924
"Gold Bug" "Solace" "Quick & Easy"

CRATER RAZOR COMPANY
Columbus, Ohio
1917-1922


G. F. CREUTZBERG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Maker of "EAGLE" knives and razors
"The Magnetic Razor"
ca. 1875 - 1943



JOHN CRESWICK
105 Eldon st Sheffield From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1857

JONATHAN CROOKES & SON
Rockingham St., Sheffield
at least 1892 to at least
Now
Now at 103 Arundel St Sheffield South Yorkshire
Crookes Jonathan & Son, fine pen, pocket, and sporting knife and razor manufacturers, 89 Eldon street; house: Broomhall road From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


Charles Rose Crookes
Razor manufacturer, court: 10 Coalpit lane; house: 47 Orchard street

CROWN & CASTLE Germany

“Silver Ringer” Razor
“Extra Hollow Ground” Razor “ESCO Triple hollow ground” Razor
Crown & Double Star
Germany
Gunstock Razor


CROWN RAZOR CO.
BOSTON
MASS.



Belknap Hardware Co.
William Burke Belknap founded his hardware company in 1840, near the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.  It started in a small shop that produced iron products and other forged items.

A.J. CURTISS
Bristol, Connecticut
Used "THE BRISTOL" trademark
ca. 1897

Other Manufacturers beginning with C s & Information invited.

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S. H. Davis
Boston German
“Eclipse” Straight Razor

DE BOER & BACH
An import firm; most of their cutlery was made in England and Germany
ca. 1916-1921



DEPEW
New York City
Used "THE PERFECT RAZOR" trademark
(Monkey tail)
ca. 1882

DERBY RAZOR COMPANY Mr. Eastman President in 1898
Subsidiary of Derby Silver Plate Co.
Derby, Connecticut
Made over 150 different kinds of razors, as well as 75+ different kinds of strops
ca. 1896-1902


S.J. Diab,
Boston
, Mass, German Make.
"Special Barber's Razor."


DIAMOND EDGE LTD BRIGHTON

Diamond Razor
Co Boston, Mass

DIAMOND SPEAR
Trademark used by W. Brokhahne, New York, New York ca. 1878-1906
Trademark used by Challenge Cutlery from 1906-1928


Frank Dodd
Sheffield
"Gem"


J. G. Dodd
Manchester street  Liverpool
"Magbel" Sheffield steel

S.R. Dodge

Dome
Germany

FRED DOLLE
Fred Dolle Barber Supply Co
1886 History
669 W. Madison St., Chicago, Illinois
“The Lennox” "Presto" "DE LUXE"
"REFORM"
"Columbian Souvenir World's Fair commemorative razor"

A. Domedion
Buffalo NY, made in Germany
Retailer?


DOMINION CUTLERY CO.
Montreal, Quebec and Westport, Ontario Canada
ca. 1916-1917


Dorko
Solingen Germany
1920 -  present
The present-day enterprise developed out of a plant founded in 1920 by Friedrich Dorten in Solingen-Merscheid which initially produced only barbers' razors and mainly supplied Solingen exporters. Constant growth, however, made it advisable for the firm to start exporting on its own. Soon other articles of the cutlery industry were added to the selection of products. After the Second World War Friedrich Dorten jr. joined the firm and the name was changed to 'DORKO Stahlwarenfabrik Dorten & Co.'. The expansion of the factory made it possible also to increase the range of products, which now included scissors, shaving utensils, manicure and pedicure implements. Particular attention has always been paid to quality, a fact that has made DORKO renowned throughout the world. Today Robert Dorten represents the third generation of the family.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dove Brand
Solingen Germany

Dovo Solingen Germany
1906 – now
The following brand names or companies were taken over
1952 - brand name "Tennis" (open razors)
1957 - brand name "Bismarck" (open razors)
1957 - brand name "Ankerflagge" (open razors) from the Carl Rader company
1968 - Erich Hartkopf company. The scissors were joined by pocket knives of the brand name "Teufelskerle"
1969 - brand name "Kronpunkt" (open razors) from the Heups company
1970 - brand name "Fontana" (open razors)
1973 - Heups & Hermes company (pedicure clippers and instruments)
1996 - Merkur company (shaving equipment) -->

."FRITZ BRACHT DOVO SOLINGEN GERMANY"

100 Years History

Downs Brothers
Agents London Sheffield England

J. DREW & SON
LEADENHALL ST  CITY & PICCADILLY CIRCUS .W & BRIGHTON.
Possibly a retailer

 

S.R. DROESCHER
Made in Germany by "PETER HAHN". 
Importer at 77-79 Warren Street, New York City; later opened a factory in Cranbury, New Jersey
ca. 1891-1924 (manufacture of razors began ca. 1916)
“Classic”
"De-Luxe" "Gold Bug"
 

DROESCHER AND BEHAR
44 Murray Street, New York City
Importers. ca. 1923-1927

DUANE CUTLERY CO

Samuel Dungworth
Razor smith, 251 Allen street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

DURHAM DUPLEX Website
Originally, Durham Razor Company. ca. 1910, purchased Alfred Williams Co.
Pre-1942, name changed to Durham-Enders Razor Company of Mystic,
Connecticut
, under which name they acquired the W&S Butcher Company of Sheffield.
By 1970, they were the Durham-Duplex Co. of Sheffield.
ca. 19
10--1970
Probably the most common of any make

Other Manufacturers beginning with D s & Information invited.

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Eastman and Krauss Razor Company
Eastman and Krauss Razor Company manufactured razors and strops.
98 Cambers St New York. USA From a 1891 Advertisement.

H. EICKERS & SONS
SOLINGEN
GERMANY.
Models Heartring”

 

Phil Eisemann
Lancaster Pa
German made
Trademark E shield with PHILETSE across the middle.
Retailer?
Models “Wheatland” "Inland City"

EDK
Finest Steel Forged & Ground in Germany 

B.S Edgewell Scranton  Co.
Scranton
Pa.
made in Germany
Retailer?

EDLIS BARBER SUPPLY
116 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ca. 1893-1922

Models "Universal"


The Egginton Group of Companies 2000 Website
Incorporating Egginton of Sheffield,
George Ibberson of Sheffield,
Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield &
George Wostenholm of Sheffield.

EHLE & HAGEMANN
Brooklyn, New York
ca. 1926-1928

P. EISEMAN
616 N. Queen St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
ca. 1906-1934
Trademerk a shield with Philetse across the middle.
Eisemanns Gun Metal Phil Eisemann Lancaster Pa. Made in Germany
Model "Inland City"

EKS
SOLINGEN GERMANY
Model "GOLD KRONE"

Elarco
Forged & Hollow Ground Germany

Electric Cutlery Co
Newark New Jersey
THE ELECTRIC CUTLERY CO.
Models
“ELECTRIC”

ELGIN-AMERICAN MANUFACTURING CO.
Elgin Special Razor Naked Ladies
The ladies are chromolithographs glued to the back of transparent celluloid scales Illinois
1887 - circa 1950

SALIM ELIAS
ca. 1898-1903

SALIM ELIAS & T. ABDOO
Importers, Washington Street, New York City
ca. 1903-1905


THOMAS ELLIN & CO
Sylvester Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield
At least 1892 to at least 1919
Models “Vulcan”

JOSEPH ELLIOT
Sheffield
Trademark: C reversed and C, with
+ between
1821-1854 ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)
Elliot Joseph, razor manufacturer, 4 Holliscroft; house: Western bank


JOSEPH ELLIOTT (ELIOT) & SONS
“The True Apollo Ring” Razor
 ca. 1795 to present
"Joseph Elliot's Chinese Razor"

Historical Records at Nationalarchives.gov.uk

John Elliot 
R
azor manufacturer, 35 Townhead street; house: 8 St George's terrace
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


W M. ELLIOT & CO.
#63 Razor Silver & MOP inlay scales Flowers
#21
1907, the firm was taken over by Adolph Strauss & Co., who continued using
"Wm. Elliot & Co." as a trademark.

Isaac Ellis & Sons
England1897..1913
Sheffield
Flatware, Knife blade & Razor Manufacturer.
Models “Primus”

ENGLISH CUTLERY CO
WARRENTED

Engles Co
ca. 1909-1943
New York City
(importers).
Use the Mark ENGLESWERK



F.W. ENGELS
Solingen, GERMANY ARGO STEEL
Models “FWE Special” “Leader”

JOHN ENGSTROM
ESKILSTUNA Sweden
ca. 1874-1918
LAST PATENT DATE IS 1881.
Model "Ran-tan-Ka-rus Red Devil"

JOHN ENGSTROM, JR.
Little Valley, New Yor
k USA Formerly Of Eskilstuna, Sweden
ca. 1920-1921

ERN
C. Friedr.ERN
Wald
& Solingen1873
Knives, Pocket knives & Razors
Crown & Sword. ERN. Snake & Eagle. Primus.
Liliput. Tu
r-Ban Gong Razor, Bar, ATOR, NOHON.

Erwil
Solingen
Germany
 

'The Famous Es-ex Razor'
Wald Solingen Germany
Also Essex & SX

ESPLANADO CUTLERY CO.
GERMANY

EVERMOIST RAZOR CO.
Warren, Rhode Island
ca. 1933

EXCELSIOR CUTLERY CO.
Worcester, Massachusetts
ca.
1893 to 1895 Then became Swedish Razor Co. 1895 - 1904

Expedite
Germany

B J EYRE & CO
B.R. J. Eyre & Co

“Challenge Razor”
B.J. Eyre & Co. Late  W. Greaves & Sons Sheffield

Benjamin J. Eyre purchased
W. Greaves & Sons in 1850.
In 1852 the company was reorganized as Eyre Ward &
Co
.



BJ EYRE & CO

WIEBUSCH & HILGER LTD
Sheffield
ca. 1878 - at least 1919

 

Other Manufacturers beginning with E s & Information invited.

 

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FABYAN KNIFE CO.
ELECTRO STRAIGHT RAZOR Made in Germany

A. FEIST & CO.
LUNAVERK, SOLINGEN GERMANY
Models “Luna”  Razor

Cornelius Felltrup  
Sheffield Razor maker (1750)

Cornilius FELTRUP Head Marr 50
razor hafter Sheffield

1861 census

Walkley St(Nether Hallam;
Ecclesiastical District: St Philip's)

FREDERICK FENNEY
Sheffield
1824 - 1852 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
Fenney Frederick, razor, &c. manufacturer, 80 Division street; house: Springfield place
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852
Models "Tally-Ho"

JOSEPH FENTON & SONS
Sykes Works, Eyre St
, and 40 Matilda Street Sheffield
1797 to at least 1919

P. F. Ferrier NY
FERRIER'S FRENCH HONELESS RAZOR Made in France
ca. 1920 “HB 520”, “42 Honeless” Razor

Fhoso
Solingen-Wald Germany

ALFRED FIELD & CO
Hardware, Silver plate, Cutlery, Razors
Westfield Terrace, Sheffield and Edmund St., Birmingham
Died 1884 aged 70 

John Fielding
Merchant & razor, scissor, & table & springknife manufacturer,
8 Suffolk rd; house: Gell street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Filarmonica
The prestigious factory of Jose Monserrat Pou.

The company began in the 1915 in the city of Mataró, Barcelona, over the years the company was considered as one of the best manufacture of cutlery.  The company closed around 20 years ago.
Doble Temple”
"ESPECIAL PARA BARBAS DURAS" "E PLURIBUS UNUM" #13
"Sub-sero"


Finnigan of Manchester & Liverpool’.
Finnigans were prestigious luggage makers from Manchester & Liverpool’. Their factory was at Deansgate in Manchester.
They were well known for their quality. They expand their business in around 1900
to London, New Bond Street.

 
Fiorett,
Solingen Germany

.

HARRY FISHER
Sheffield
In business in 1892

FLAGG CUTLERY
143 Chambers St., New York City
ca. 1886-1900

FLIC
Germany
FLIC was a trademark of

"
THE FLIC RAZOR CO. Ltd".
 Also an Export Company of Max Voos, Solingen, Germany.

FOERY & BAUER
1121 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York
Used "PILGRIM" trademark
ca. 1910-1912
.

FORD & MEDLEY
Sheffield In business in 1892 Trademark Double arrow
Sheffield & Silver Plate, Cutlery, Knives & Spring knives, Razors.
Their Bowie knives are highly prized.

GEORGE FORZLEY & CO.
Importers, 103 Washington St., New York City
ca. 1896

The Fox brothers (John: 1714 - 1790s, Stephen: 1716 - 1773, and William: 1719 - 1769) were Samuel's uncles, and Samuel was heir to their business
Samuel ran Fox and Norris and later Samuel Norris and Son

Fram
Julius Mandler & Sohn Solingen Germany
Models “Elite”

Alfred Frank
Bell” Razor German made
.

Thomas Fretwell ,
R
azor manufacturer, 11 Cumberland street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

FRIEDR ERN & CO
WEYER SOLINGEN 94 M.F.R. WARRANTED FINEST SHEFFIELD STEEL
ca. 1873-present

Case of 7

FRIEDMAN (FRIEDMANN) & LAUTERJUNG
New York, New York
In business in 1892
“Electric” Razor Trademark ELECTRIC
Used by Friedman & Lauterjung, New York City ca. 1873-1890. Moved to Newark,
New Jersey
from ca 1890-1910. Moved to Walden, New York ca. 1910-1920

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Other Manufacturers beginning with F s & Information invited.

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G

Gallimore Brothers
(George and Charles), springknife and razor manufacturers,
21 Radford street
From Whites Directory of Derbyshire & Sheffield 1857

GARLAND CUTLERY CO.
GERMANY
Model "The improved Eagle Razor"

GPPE GARIBALDI
GB with a +

Gelle Freres
6, Avenue de l'Opéra Paris France, est 1826
Brothers Augustin & Jean-Baptiste Gelle
Model "American Barber" Frameback


Gelle Freres of Paris France, established in 1826 by the brothers Augustin & Jean-Baptiste Gelle after purchase of formulas and shop which previously belonged to Fargeon Jeune, descendant of perfumer to Louis XV. Augustin's father in law, Emile Lecaron succeeded him. The company became a major exporter and produced luxurious presentations. They were awarded many prizes and the gold medal in 1925. Source  http://myworld..ca/cleopatra*s_boudoir/


Catalog scans
http://razorland55.free.fr/gelle.htm

 

GEM CUTLERY CO.
34 Reade St., New York City
ca. 1903-1907; later became the Gem Safety Razor Co.

GENEVA CUTLERY CO.
Geneva, New York
By 1912, the largest US manufacturer of razors. In 1928, firm reorganized
as Geneva Cutlery Inc.
Used "
GENCO" trademark
ca. 1902-1935
GENCO ARMY & NAVY GENEVA N.Y.
Genco after 1936 its a Case before that its from Geneva Cutlery info

List of Genco models curtsey of Member shuredgefan 
Army & Navy Blue Steel De Roma Easy Aces Expert Fluid Steel Forgemark
Gold Seal Grant Head Barber Heavy Henry's Triumph Henry's X Henry's XX
Master Barber. Master Barber Jr Nubak Old Dutch President Red Cross Registered
Safedge Seneca Chief Tiger Vanadium Washington Wedge #35
             

George V Crown.
Sheffield Trademark a Broadsword

M. George & Co
Sheffield

GERMANIA CUTELRY WORKS
Germany
ca. 1896-1938. In 1938, the Nazi leadership seized the company.
Models “Uncle Sam” "Oxford" Imperial” Razor, Warranted, Registered 20507,Germany

Giesen & Forsthoff Website
Solingen Germany
1920 -  Now Models "Timor"

Gilbert Brothers,
(William) razor manufacturers, 107 Eyre street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Gilbert William razor manufacturer, (G. Brothers ;) house: Oaks bank
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

WM. GILCHRIST
1851: New York City; 1852: Jersey City; 1861: Philadelphia
Used "RAZOR STEEL" trademark
Lincoln was carrying a Gilchrist pocket knife when he was assassinated
ca. 1851-1861



Gimay XXX
Germany Sure
ly X Best Quality
Retailed by C. “Sharp” Stevens 615 Prospect Ave Cleveland Ohio USA

The Gleason Company
Yonkers, NY USA

Chas F. Giesser,
Buffalo NY, made in Germany.

Gong
Wald Solingen Gemany
"
Solinger Magnetstahl"

GOLDEN RULE CUTLERY CO. (G.R.C.)
Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1911-1921

Harris-Goar
Mfg. Co. of Kansas City, Mo.

Straight Razor Ornate NUDE on Scales
Advertisement on the blade
"We sell Elgin Watches on credit Write for free Catalogue"

A. GRAEF Retailer?
320 Broadway, New York City
Inventory manufactured by Wester & Butz, Solingen, Germany
ca. 1905-1908

Grafin
Germany

CHARLES G. GRAH
Models "Gun Metal"
Indianapolis, Indiana
ca. 1889-1925

Grah & Plumacher
Soligen-Weyer establish 1919
Models "Gotta" "Blue Diamond" Black Smith"

Gray & Dudley hardware Co

Nashville
Tennessee
MANUFACTURERS, JOBBERS AND
RETAILERS OF
Hardware, Stoves, Saddlery, Cutlery,
House furnishings
Athletic Goods and
Associate Lines
Razors
Made by Fritz Braght Sollingen Germany

WILLIAM GREAVES
Sheffield
1780-1816
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

WILLIAM GREAVES
Sheaf Works, Sheffield

ca. 1820 - 1858

WILLIAM GREAVES AND SONS
Sheffield
Built the Sheaf Works (first large factory in Sheffield) in 1823-6
1816 - 1850
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

GREAVES, W & SONS
THOMAS TURTON & SONS LTD
Sheaf Works, Sheffield
ca. 1845 - at least 1919

GREIST MANUFACTURING COMPANY
New Haven, Connecticut
Razors from ca. 1921-1940, after merging with AC Penn.

GRIFFIN CUTLERY WORKS
Bridgeport, Connecticut, main offices in New York, New York. Briefly in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1919-1921.
ca. 1893 to the present.




Griffon Cutlery Works History
Models “XX 60” "XX 59" "60 Rex Tonsor" “Carbo Magnetic”
Griffon Cutlery Works produced razors from 1893-1921.
Although they are documented as making razors most seem to be stamped Germany
They claimed their magnetized blade had some kind of secret
mojo that drew whiskers to its blade.


GRS
Solingen Germany
Models “9210 Craftsman”

Other Manufacturers beginning with G s & Information invited.

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F & G. Haag Retailer?
113 Canal St. N.Y.C.


PETER HAHN
Made Razors for KLEEBLATT B.S. CO.

HALE BROTHERS
Moorfield Works, Allen Street or Snow Lane, Sheffield
ca. 1871 - 1972


James Hall & Son
Sheffield, merchant and razor manufacturer,1825
of an early example 1835

Hall & Colley,
M
erchants, and scissor, razor, tableknife, &c. manufacturers,
32 Arundel street, and 9 Eyre lane.

Robert Hallam & Son,
S
pringknife, tableknife, razor, & surgeons'
instrument manufacturers, 13 Garden street; house: Hanover buildings
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

JONATHAN HALL,
Sheffield
1795 - 1830
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
John Hall of Sharrow Moor, Sheffield in the parish of Sheffield, razor maker,
to his son George Hall of Sheffield, filesmith.



W.B. HAMBLETON
Import agency at 221 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
ca. 1887-1888

George Hammond
T
ableknife and razor manufacturer, 69 Stanley street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

SAMUEL HANCOCK & SONS
Pea Croft Works 1836 - 1847; Mazeppa Works 1847 - 1909. Both Sheffield
Taken over by Reuss & Co. in 1909
ca. 1836 - 1909
Hancock Samuel & Son, razor & table, butcher, pen, pocket, & sportsman's knife manufacturer, 45 Peacroft; house: Northumberland road
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Thomas Hancock  & Co.
Razor & pen & pocket knife manufacturers,
39 Arundel street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

THOMAS HANOVER
Columbia St., Bangor, Maine
Began razor manufacture in 1891
ca. 1844 - 1901

THOMAS HARDY & SONS
Milton Street
, Sheffield
ca. 1868 - at least 1919

Harmonie
German hollow ground razor




HENRY
HARRINGTON
Southbridge, MA.
1818-1876. His business was, in 1925, still operated as Harrington Cutlery Co.
("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

HARRIS BROS. Distributors
In Chicago from ca. 1915 - 1926; then moved business to New Orleans
ca. 1915 - at least 1926

HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON
Sheffield
Founded in 1847 by James William Harrison, Henry Harrison and William Howson. The firm, originally at Norfolk Street, Sheffield expanded in the 1880s to Shoreham Street Works. A new factory was built at Carver Street in 1898. The trademark was taken over by Viners of Sheffield in 1923.
The firm used the trade mark ALPHA

HARTFORD CUTLERY CO.
HARTFORD,CONN.
 

HATCH CUTLERY CO Retailer?
BUCHANAN - MICHIGAN

NAHOUM HATEM,
33 Washington St. New York City
Importer of razors
ca. 1903 - 1904

William Hawcroft  & Sons
Razor, &c. manufacturers, 64 Fitzwilliam street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852


HAWCROFT & PEARSON
Sheffield
1835-1844
("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

William Hawksley  
R
azor manufacturer, (Smith & H.;) house: 22 Lambert street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Joseph Heywood & Company.
Glamorgan Works, Pond Street, Sheffield England.
Knife, razors & Flatware Manufacturers. Silver mark Reg 1894

Known to be in business c1850, sold in 1902
to Needham, Veall & Tyzack (Taylors Eyewitness)
Kettle Trademark & Goodwill sold to Thomas Turner.


Thomas Heathcote
Razor manufacturer, & Mrs Ann, 81 Edward street
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

James Hedley
R
azor, &c. manufacturer, 61 Wentworth terrace
From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

R. H. HEGENER 
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  MADE IN GERMANY
 

John Heiffor  
Army razor, &c. manufacturer, 3 Paradise sq ; house: 11 Belfield street

 

C.V.Heluestrand, Eskilstuna
CV HelJestrand , Eskilstuna Sweden MK No. 4 . (FSB4-6).

“No4 Razor”
“No31 Razor”

J A HENCKELS
Twin Works Solingen, Germany

(ZWILLINGSWERK)
at least ca. 1731 - present
“No 409 Scout” Razor
“Twin” Razor
“Discovery” Razor

HERBRAND
Fremont, Ohio
ca. 1894 - 1929

Richard Abr Herder / Friedr Herder Abr.Sohn 72

Herold Bros Co. Cleveland. Germany
“King Cutter” Razor

HESS HAIR MILK LABORATORIES  ST.PAUL,MINN.  
S
OLINGEN?  MADE IN GERMANY

P. HEUTELBACH -COLN SOLINGEN
“No 72” Razor

S. Hibbert & Son Sheffield
Trading name “Skipper”

HIBBARD, SPENCER, BARTLETT & CO
Chicago, Illinois
Trademarks used include: "OVB", "Our Very Best", "HibSpeBar", and "ReyONoc"
Now known as True Value Hardware
CLEAN SHAVER” Razor
ReyONoc” Razor
ca. 1855 - 1960

M J Higgins Sheffield

HM & CO
HILLS, MENKE & CO
Birmingham
In business in 1892

HENRY HOBSON & SON
Sheffield and London
ca. 1868 - at least 1919

HOBSON, HOUGHTON & CO LTD
Don Steel Works, Sheffield
ca. 1863 to at least 1919

JONATHAN HOBSON
Sheffield
In business in 1787

Robert A. Holcke Straight Razor Brooklyn L.I.

Holmes William razorsmith, 23 Regent street

HOLLEY KNIFE CO LAKEVILLE CONN

JOHN E. HOLLIER & Co CELEBRATED RAZOR

Hollinger. Freemont

HOLTZ, JACOB
889 Broadway, New York City
ca. 1929 - 1930

HOME RUN RAZOR
Stamped also "Edlis Barber Supply Co., Pittsburgh, PA"
ca. 1893 - 1922

HONELESS RAZOR & CUTLERY CO.
Seattle, Washington
Incorporated 1920

HOOSIER RAZOR
Also marked: "Cas. G. Grah Indianapolis, Ind. Made in Germany"
ca. 1889 - 1925

A.G.HORDEN,SHEFFIELD Straight Razor,Celluloid,Grapes scales.

W & S HORRABIN
Sheffield
ca. 1867


Horrabin William and Samuel, merchants, and springknife, razor, &c.
manufacturers, 12 Redhill Works

Horridge Henry, springknife, razor, &c. manufacturer, 105 Arundel street ; house:
Greenhill From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

R. HOVENDEN (HOVENDER) & SONS
R. Hovendon, of 57, Crown St, Finsbury Square, in London
In business in 1892

Howe John, tableknife and razor manufacturer, 1 Milton street

HOWELL & CO LTD
Sheffield Tube Works, Sheffield
ca 1872 - at least 1919

Hubbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Made in Germany.
“Rattler” Razor

S HUDES NEW YORK GERMANY
Embossed (flowers)  white metal scales

WR HUMPHREYS & CO
Denby Street
, Sheffield
ca. 1875 - at least 1919

Haddon brand cutlery was manufactured by W.R.Humphreys & Co. of Sheffield.
W.R.Humphreys was born in Ireland circa 1856. He was an apprentice in the ironmongery trade before becoming a traveller for a cutlery firm. In 1880 he set up his own business in Eyre Street, Sheffield. Around 1900 he acquired the business of John Wragg, renaming Wragg's Advance Works in Denby Street as the Haddon Works. Humphreys died in 1911. The company moved to the Portland Works in Randall Street in the 1960s. It was last listed, in Matilda Street, in 1970.

 

HUNOLD
33 Aborn St., Providence, Rhode Island
Importer of razors
ca. 1893 - 1927

HUNT, JONATHAN
Sheffield
1829 - 1837
("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

MICHAEL HUNTER & SONS
Talbot Works, Sheffield
1884 - at least 1892
“Bugle” Razor

Husgen & Ern, Solingen – Wald

HUSTLER
CLIFTON & CO LTD
Meadow St.
, Sheffield
at least 1892 to at least 1919

W & H HUTCHINSON (HUTCHENSON)
Sheffield
ca. 1878 - at least 1919

Other Manufacturers beginning with H s & Information invited.

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JACKSON KNIFE & SHEAR CO.
Took over business of Sprague Cutlery Co of Buchanan, Michigan
In 1907, became Jackson Shear & Razor Co.; In 1908 became Jackson Shear Co.
By 1920, only shears made.
Fremont, Ohio
c. 1893 – 1904

Jack Knife Ben Union stock yards

Nude on scales


 

PW JACKSON & CO
29 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, Indiana in 1935; moved to 135 S. Illinois St. by 1940; in 1960 at 118 S. Meridian St.
A barber supply co. ca. 1935-1960

WILLIAM JACKSON & CO
Sheaf Island Works, Sheffield
c. 1850 - 1892

JAEGER SUPPLY CO.
Springfield, Illinois
Used "Red Point" trademark of Utica Knife & Razor
ca. 1924 - 1935

LE JAGUAR France

Jason Independent B.S. Cleveland, Ohio M.I. Germany.
“Jason Special” Razor

 

Zaliel Jassiano
ZALIEL CUTLERY WORKS  SOLINGEN,GERMANY

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON & CO
JOHNSON WESTERN WORKS Sheffield
ca 1865
 

GEORGE JOHNSON & CO
Sheffield
In business in 1892
1810-1855 ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)
Johnson George & Co. merchants & razor & tableknife manufacturers, 13 Porter street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852
G. Johnson and is also stamped with his trade mark blacksmith hammer and 7 stars. George Johnson was located at 4 Porter Street, Sheffield, England, from 1810 to 1855. He is famous for the manufacturing of "Bowie" type knives.

 

JOHNSON, JAMES
Fitzwilliam Street
, Sheffield
1818-1853 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
 
Johnson James, razor & tableknife manufacturer, & victualler, Royal Oak, 91 Allen street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Johnson John, razor & tableknife manufacturer, 38 St Philip's road, Brookhill From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Johnson Joseph, razor manager, 18 Westfield terrace From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Johnson William razor, &c. manufacturer, yard 13; house: 60 Meadow street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Paul Jones, August Kern, and St. Louis MO

JEAN JORDEAU INC.
562 5th Ave., New York City and 3rd and Sloan Sts., South Orange, New York.
"ZIP" trademark
ca. 1912 - 1949

A. J. Jordan
Old Faithful” Razor

A.T. JORDAN
Sheffield
ea. 1880 - (1919)
Cutlery, razors, scissors, etc.

August Jörges & Co., Solingen-Höhscheid in 1932. Brand names: 'Jörco', 'Oerloso', 'Yvel'. Razor-blade maker.
 
courtesy of archivingindustry.com

M. JUNG
Importer
90 70th St., Brooklyn, NY; moved to 149-151 Church St., New York City in 1921
ca. 1911 - 1923

M. JUNG RAZOR CORP.
252 40th St., Brooklyn, NY (factory); 36 Warren St., New York City (main offices)
ca. 1918 - 1923

NASIB JUREIDINI
1 Eldon St., Sheffield
ca. 1893

SAID KHALIL JUREIDINI
Importer
2 Carlisle St., New York City.
ca. 1893

AR JUSTICE (JUSTUS) CO
14 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Battle Axe" trademark
ca. 1877 - 1937

Other Manufacturers beginning with J s & Information invited.


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Kabeso Solingen

"S.R. Kahnweiller"  N.Y.
It is marked Sidney's Sheffield and also S B Kahnweiler Sheffield K33

KAMPFE BROS.
ca. 1880 - 1915
In 1915, this firm changed their name to the Star Safety Razor Corporation

FRANK KAPPLER
11 South 6th St, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
ca. 1885 - 1915

A. KASTOR & BROS
New York City
Trademarks used: "Imperial Razor Company", four-leaf clover, "XLNT", "K & Co GERMANY",
A.W. Wadsworth & son and others
About 1901, Kastor & Bros purchased the Camillus Knife Company of Camillus, New York. They changed the name in 1902 to the Camillus Cutlery Co. In 1947, the name Kastor was dropped completely, although they are still in business as Camillus.
ca. 1876 - 1947

KAYSER ELLISONS Sheffield

STANLEY M. KATTELL
35 Oak Street, Binghamton, New York
ca. 1914-1918

KEENOH
Located at the corner of 4th and Fort Streets, Detroit, Michigan
ca. 1907-1911

HENRY KEIDEL & CO.
405-407 West German St., Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1877-1926

P. KHOURI
No. 60 Washington St., New York City
ca. 1903

" KIEBITZ GARANTIE" on the one side and "GEBR. EMDE WEYER-SOLINGEN"

FRED W. KIEFER CO.
Kirkwood, Missouri
Trademark: "HONEYGIRL"
ca. 1924 - 1945

KING RAZOR MFG. CO.
King Midas” Barber Razor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; moved to Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1911.
ca. 1904 - 1919

WILLIAM J. KLAUBERG
New York City
ca. 1895 - 1940
C. Klauberg & Bros.,173 William St  NY

Carl Klaas Solingen

ROBERT KLAAS PRUSSIA

Robert Klaas #14 and Montagnac on obverse.

"Alemania"(Germany) Sold in Argentina

 

 

 

KLEEBLATT B.S. CO.
A barber supply company, located in Sioux City, Iowa
ca. 1912-1934 German made
Badged "PETER HAHN" .

KLEIN & KLEIN
487 Broadway, New York City
In 1919, they became the Lewis Manufacturing Company
ca. 1917-1919

F. Koeller & co. Ohligs- Germany

THEO A. KOCH
659 Wells St., Chicago Illinois
Trademark: "Pleezall"
ca. 1913 - 1917

THEO. A. KOCH'S CO. MADE IN GERMANY WITH A WINGED HORSE SYMBOL. OPPOSITE SIDE IS MARKED WIZZARD

 

Koch & Schafer
Solingen Germany
KAMA Razor

 

F. Koeller, Ohligs, Germany

KOKEN BARBER SUPPLY
2528 Texas Ave., St. Louis, Missouri
ca. 1896 - 1925

Koenig's Barber supply Co.
Spokene Wash

GEORGE W. KORN RAZOR MANUFACTURING CO.
Little Valley, New York
This factory made razors for many firms, including Case, Cattaraugus, and Sears & Roebuck
ca. 1900 - 1925

R. KORKEMAS & CO
34-40 West Street
, New York City

Trademark: "Teddy Bear"
ca. 1907

Julius Kratz & Co.
Solingen-Merscheid
Germany
in 1920, 1928 and 1932. Brand name: 'Kramerso'.
Open-razor and safety-razor maker.


PAUL A. KRAUSE BARBER SUPPLY
118 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana
Trademark: "Little Dutch"
ca. 1925

KRAUSS
Eastman and Krauss Razor Company
98, Chambers Street, New York 

Eastman Krauss Razor Company manufactured razors and strops.
an ad from 1891.

KRAUT & DOHNAL
Chicago, Illinois
Trademarks: "Conquer-All", "Barber's Tip", "TopNotch"
ca. 1902-1937

Kropp  see Osborne, Garrett & Co, Ltd

A "KUKRI" No 1400 Made in Solingen Germany in cobalt blue color.
M. Mogal Inc. New York N.Y.

 

Other Manufacturers beginning with K s & Information invited.


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LAFAYETTE CUTLERY CO Germany
Trademark used by Wiebusch & Hilger
ca. 1909 - 1928

 

Lakeside Cutlery Company, Chicago.
“Mandarin” Razor

 

LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK
New Britain, Connecticut
ca. 1865 - 1950

Landers, Frary & Clark traces its start to the time George Landers, age sixteen, arrived in New Britain, Connecticut in 1829 looking for a job. He soon went to work for Josiah Dewey who, seven years earlier, had started a small foundry making cupboard latches and other hardware. After Dewey's death, it became Landers & Smith Manufacturing Company in 1853. As president, Landers' salary was seven hundred dollars a year.

In 1862 the small but prosperous company made another of the many acquisitions that were to mark its history and growth in future years. It acquired the firm of Frary, Clark & Company, of Meriden Connecticut, the company name changed to Landers, Frary & Clark, which it retained for the next full century of its existence.

Lang Bros. gold medal straight razor, Solingen, Germany, Wedge Fermarud 152 4/8, hand forged,

WM. LANGBEIN & BROS.
61 Centre Street, New York City until 1917, then Brooklyn, New York
ca. 1910-1940

Langenohl & Haas ,
Solingen
Germany in 1922 and 1932. Brand names: 'Admirabor', 'Blitzkrone', 'Excentric', 'Exzentric', 'Grown & Lighting' , 'Langhaas', 'Lanso', 'Volga-Volga'. Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Larkin Co of Buffalo New York

La-Salle-Empire-Rieder Co, Minneapolis, Minn., Made in Germany"
"Master Barber, Crest" Razor

Lawton Samuel, tableknife and razor manufacturer, 111 Scotland street

LAYMAN & CAREY CO.
Indianapolis
ca. 1873-1915

JAQUES LECOULTRE
Switzerland; in 1919, Chas. F. Colomb, West Hoboken, New Jersey was the sole importer
ca. 1830 - 1919

Ledger Charles, tableknife, razor, &c. manufacturer, 83 Carver street

Ledger John, razor manufacturer, 38 Eyre street

Lee's Mfg Co Magnetic Steel  straight razor

'My Special' Richard Lenkroth, Jersey City, NY, made in Germany

Lenox Cutlery Germany

J. C. Leineke & Sons Indionapolis Indianna USA

Lehrkind & Daevel "King Of Whiskers" straight razor.  Made by  "H. B. & Co. Germany.

LIBERTY BELL RAZORS
Trademark used by A. Shaheen & Co.
ca. 1903 - 1905

 

LITT CUTLERY CO.
ca. 1918 - 1922

LITTLE VALLEY KNIFE ASSOCIATION
Little Valley, New York
Trademarks: "LVK ASSN", "I Must Kut"
ca. 1900 - 1905

Lion Razor Works Germany

LOCKWOOD BROTHERS LTD
Sheffield
A subsidiary of Joseph Elliot & Sons Ltd. Lockwood Brothers Limited was active at 74 Arundel Street (1855-1893) and at Spital Hill Works, Sheffield (1894-1922). Established 1767, incorporated 30th June 1891, the firm was the owner of John Sorby and Sons ('Pampa' and 'I. and H. Sorby' trademarks).

HG LONG & CO
LONG HAWKSLEY & MARPLES
LONG HAWKSLEY & CO
Hallamshire Works, Rockingham St., Sheffield
ca. 1846 - present

EA Longden,

L. Lowe Co. Milwaukee Made in Germany
Retailer?

Low, Son & Haydon
330 The Strand London

Loxley 17 St Johns Lane Liverpool
retailer?

LUDO SHEAR & RAZOR WORKS
Solingen, Germany
133   RED IMP   HAND FORGED.
ca. 1930 - 1971

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MAHER & GROSH
Toledo, OH from 1875; moved to Clyde OH ca. 1963
c. 1875 - present

MALHAMI & SON
Operated by George Malhami, a citizen of Turkey, and his son Gabriel
39 Broadway, New York City
ca. 1904

MALEHAM & YEOMANS OUTLERS SHEFFIELD

F.W. Malke  Buffalo N.Y. Made in Germany
, Retailer?

NAJEEB MALLUK
A citizen of Turkey; import agency at 31-33 Broadway, New York City
ca. 1895 - 1896

Malooley & Cory Terre Haute Ind

Magna 36, German Hollow Ground

FRAM SIEGEN MANDLER SOLINGEN WALD Germany

MANHATTAN CUTLERY CO
JOHN NEWTON & CO
Manhattan Works, Sheffield
In business in 1892
or
JOHN WATTS
Sheffield
ca. 1855 - 1919 also a trade mark used by BOKER
ca. 1868 - 1906

Amboss Mann Solingen

 

BART MANN SOLINGEN GERMANY, HIGH CLASS, N 504

MANUFACTURERS DEALERS CO
Pittsburg, KS and Boston, MA
ca. 1921

JOSEPH MAPPIN & BROTHERS
No 32 Norfolk Street, Sheffield
1853 - ?? ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
Given ca. 1848 - 1853 in Goins

MAPPIN BROS
Queen's Cutlery Works, Bakers Hill, Sheffield, England from 1851
Founded ca. 1810; Mappin Brothers from ca. 1848 - 1902, when they joined Mappin & Webb
Mappin Brothers, (late Joseph,) merchants, and tableknife, springknife, plated dessert, and fruit knife, razor, &c. manufacturers, Queen's Cutlery Works, 6 Baker's hill, and London From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

MAPPIN & WEBB CO
Manufacturing Goldsmiths & Silversmiths
Royal Cutlery Works, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
ca 1835 - present

Mappin & Webb

The roots of the firm can be traced to around 1810, when Joseph Mappin established a family business, which became known as Mappin Brothers, making and selling cutlery on Norfolk Street. Internal disputes led to Newton Mappin leaving Mappin Brothers to set up his own electroplating business around the 1850s, which soon became Mappin & Webb.

By the end of the 1880s, Mappin Brothers was purchased by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co of London. In contrast, Mappin & Webb continued to enjoy commercial success, to the extent that Newton Mappin was able to purchase back Mappin Brothers from its London owner during the early 1900s.

However, like many Sheffield firms, business appears to have dwindled during the middle of the 1900s. Walker & Hall, Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co were brought together in 1963 to form British Silverware Limited of Sheffield. Mappin & Webb currently exists as a luxury retailer and is owned by Asprey & Co.

About Mappin & Webb…
The roots of the firm can be traced to around 1810, when Joseph Mappin established a business making and selling cutlery on Norfolk Street. Other family members joined the expanding firm, which traded as Mappin Brothers. A shop and warehouse space was established in London during the 1840s, enabling the business to grow further by trading directly with affluent customers. Internal disputes led to Newton Mappin leaving Mappin Brothers to set up his own electroplating business around the 1850s, which soon became Mappin & Webb.

By the end of the 1880s, Mappin Brothers was purchased by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co of London. Mappin & Webb, however, continued to enjoy commercial success. The firm manufactured a vast range of holloware and table cutlery. Such was its success, that Newton Mappin was able to purchase back Mappin Brothers during the early 1900s.

However, like many Sheffield firms, the firm's fortunes declined during the middle of the 1900s. Walker & Hall, Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co were brought together in 1963 to form British Silverware Limited of Sheffield. Mappin & Webb currently exists as a luxury retailer and is owned by Asprey & Co.

 

MARATHON RAZOR BLADE CO.
123 - 125 Colt Street, Irvington, NJ
ca. 1923 - 1933

MARPLES & CO
Sheffield
At least 1892 to at least 1919

Beehive razor.

MARSDEN BROS & CO
Sheffield
In business in 1892

Marsden William razor and tableknife manufacturer, 86 Hoyle street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

MARSDEN & BEETON
Middlesex Works, Sheffield
At least 1892 to at least 1919

MARSH BROS & CO
Merchants, & steel, file, saw, edgetool, cutlery, &c. manufacturers,
Pond Works,
Forge lane, Sheffield until 1852
Navigation Works, Sheffield ca. 1853 - 1920

MARSH & SHEPHERD
Castle Hill, Sheffield
ca. 1817 - 1825

Marshall Samuel, table and spring knife, razor, &c. manufacturer, 6 Surrey lane ; house: 25 Eyre street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

MARSHES & SHEPHERD
Sheffield
Pond Works in 1840
1825 - 1850

Henry Martin Hamburg

Stephen Martin, (late John Barber & Son,) merchant and Old English razor, tableknife, pen & pocket knife, and razor strop, &c. manufacturer, 29 Norfolk street, and 19 Sycamore street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Benjamin Matthewman springknife & razor manufacturer, 44 Milton street; house: Ecclesall road From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

MATTHEWS & LIVELY
ca. 1905 - 1927

Mayland James, razor maker, yard
24 Carver lane ; house: Steel bank

Around 1850 From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

 

JOHN McCLORY & SONS LTD
Sheffield
ca. 1870 - at least 1919

W E McDonald Woburn Mass

McKEEVER BROS.  MINGO,IA.

MACGUIRE & JAGO,
Saw, File
and Edge Tool Manufacturers and Ironmongers,
thirteen Union Street, Glasgow, and at Washington
Works, Glasgow,

HUGO MELCHIOR SUPPLY CO.
Omaha, Nebraska with main offices in Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1887 - 1939

Wm Mennens & Co. Best English Steel Germany Razor

James Mettam
Sheffield 
Razor manufacturer in business (1815)

METROPOLITAN MANUFACTURING CO
#
New York, New York
ca. 1896 - 1904

PETER J. MICHELS
New York City and Brooklyn, New York
ca. 1914 – 1955
 
C-MON WEDGWAY” Razor
“C-Mon H F” Razor

 

Middleton Samuel Smith and Co. cutlery, and razor strop, &c. manufacturers, 52 Eyre street ; 11 Button hill From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Hess Hair Milk stainless steel straight razor that was made in Solingen Germany

MILLBURY RAZOR CO.
Millbury, MA. Sold to Case Brothers
ca. 1900

Miller David & Son, merchants & razor & spring knife manufacturers, 7 Eldon street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

FRANK MILLS & CO
FRANK MILLS & CO Ltd

Sheffield
Hanover Works. 63 Division Street: 1894-1906.
The firm used the trade mark TRIMILS

E. Moll & Co Solingen Germany
Razor
“Prima”

W.H.Morley & Sons, Clover Brand, Germany
“61 Barbers Friend” (Stag in forest scales)Razor

WM. MORLEY & SONS
ca. 1913 - 1927
“Clover Imperial” Razor

E. MORRIS MFG. CO.
Detroit, Michigan
ca. 1919 - 1950

MOERSHFELDER BUFFALO 

JOHN MORTON & CO
Wolverhampton, Sheffield and London
In business in 1892

William Morton
Old Rockingham Works, Rockingham Street
Sheffield
. Est c1850

MOSHEY & RAHAIM
Import agency at 58 West Street, New York City
ca. 1902 - 1906

Moutin & Kirspel,
Solingen in 1920, 1922 and 1925, Kasernenstrasse 24 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Mundial', 'Sanitas', 'Tassa'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.
George i

MULCUTO Werk Solingen

MURFIN BROs GUION WORKS Sheffield

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NATIONAL RAZOR MANUFACTURING CO.
Freemont, Ohio and Lisbon, Ohio
ca. 1919 - 1923

NAYLOR & SANDERSON
Sheffield
ca. 1795 - 1830
Became Sanderson Brothers

NAYLOR & SON
Coalpit Lane, Sheffield
Became Naylor & Sanderson

ca. 1787 - 1795

CE NEEDHAM & BROS
21 Sidney St., Sheffield
ca. 1860 - 1953

NEEDHAM, VEALL & TYZACK
Sheffield
Active at Eye Witness Works, Milton St (1889-1925), Nimrod Works, Eldon St (1889-1905), Glamorgan Works, Pond St and Pyramid Works, Reed St and Ceylon Works, Thomas St, Sheffield (1905-1925).The firm was converted into a "Ltd" in 1897. The firm used the trade marks WITNESS, BURMA SILVER, EYE WITNESS. The trademark belongs to Taylors of Sheffield who took over the trademark in the 1920s
NEEDHAM, VEALL (VEAL) & TYZACK
Eye Witness Works, Milton Street, Sheffield
ca. 1865 - present
NEEDHAM, VEALL & TYZACK
EYE WITNESS (EYEWITNESS) WORKS
Sheffield
ca. 1865-1925

NEV-A-HONE RAZOR STROP CO.
New York
ca. 1906 - 1914

NEW ENGLAND RAZOR CO.
ca. 1935

Numax, Solingen

NEW YORK RAZOR CO.
15 Portland, Boston, MA.
ca. 1905

FRANCIS NEWTON & SONS
Portobello Works, Sheffield
ca. 1838 - 1920

BENJAMIN NICHOLSON & SONS
Shoreham Steel Works, Sheffield
In business in 1892

JOHN NICHOLSON & SONS
Mowbray Steel Works, Sheffield
ca. 1847 - 1953
Nicholson John & Sons, springknife, tableknife, razor, &c. manfrs. 19 Union street ; house Gloucester street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

WILLIAM & THOMAS NICHOLSON
Sheffield
In business in 1797

NILES RAZOR CO.
Fremont, OH
ca. 1926

T. NOONAN & SON
Boston, MA.
Trademark: "TUKUM"
ca. 1901 - 1960

NORRIS, SAMUEL
Sheffield
1795 - 1815 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

NORTHFIELD CUTLERY CO.
A mark used by NORTHFIELD KNIFE CO.
Connecticut
ca. 1858 - 1919

NORWICH CUTLERY CO.
Norwich, Connecticut
ca. 1890 - 1934

Novelty Cutlery Co Canton, O PAT. Nov. 79 1979
On the scales “From A. McD. Browning - Bluefield, W. VA.
 

NOVELTY SALES COMPANY
1547 Broadway, New York City
Trademark: "All In One"
ca. 1909 - 1910

JOHN NOWILL (NOWELL) & SONS
Active in Nowill's Cutlery & Plate Works, Scotland St, Sheffield (1864-1950)
and in Trimils Works, 87 London Rd, Sheffield (1950-1965).
The firm was converted in a "Ltd" in 1928
Nowill John & Sons, pen, pocket, table and fruit knife, razor,
“KrossKeys” Razor

ELIAS NUGGEI NEW YORK

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C & M OBENAUER
213 Washington St., Binghamton, NY
ca. 1895 - 1903

ONTARIO CUTLERY CO.
Geneva, New York
ca. 1904 - present

Samuel Osborn and Company Ltd
Rutland Works, Holbrook Steel Works, Clyde Steel Works, Sheffield, files and steel manufacturer 1900-1960

Osborne, Garrett & Co, Ltd
Razor & Strop Manufacturers

Proprietors of the Kropp, Elmo, Carrara, Ogee & Osgar brands of razors.
51 to 54 Firth Street;  8 to 11 Bateman Street & 35,35 Dean Street London W1;
& at Birmingham, Glasgow & Manchester.

OSGOOD, BRAY & CO
44 Bedford St. and 19 Avon St., Boston, MA
ca. 1901 - 1905

OWL
WALSH, LOVETT & CO
Birmingham
In business in 1892

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Padley Thomas & Co., razor manufacturers, court 4 Monmouth street; house: 154 Devonshire street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

PAL CUTLERY CO.
ca. 1945 - 1953

PALAZZOLO
425 East 14th St., New York City
ca. 1914

Royal S. Palmer Chicago, Ills,

PAPE-THIEBES  SOLINGEN- GERMANY

Paramore Samuel, razor manufacturer, 25th court, Peacroft From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Paramore William razor maker, 9 Pond street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

PARKER & BATTERS BY 146 W. 42 ST., N.Y.C. 146
Retailers?

Parker cut co. THE IMPROVED EAGLE RAZOR Japan

PARKIN
STANIFORTH PARKIN & CO

Sheffield
Trademark: Parkin
1785 - 1800 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

PARTON AND OSBORNE
Birmingham and Middlesex
In business in 1892

HANNAH PATTEN
Sheffield
At least 1787 to 1803

Pearce John, cutlery and smallware dealer, and razor, springknife, tableknife, Britannia metal ware, and spoon manufacturer, 38 Angel street; and steel refiner, 57 Carver street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

B. Pearson of Sheffield.

PEARLDUCK, INC
224 Canal St., New York City
Trademark: "DUBL DUCK"
Formerly Bresduck, Inc.
ca. 1947 - 1952
''Dubl Duck Dwarf'' Razor
“Special Wedge” Razor

PEERLESS CUTLERY CO.
513 Broadway, New York City
ca. 1920 - 1921

PELLAR-BAZELON
1 North La Salle St., Chicago, Illinois

Trademark: "Bia Stroke"
ca. 1932

Penhaligon & Jeavons The Hammam 76? Jermyn Street, Express

 A C PENN
Principal offices/factory at 135-9 Jackson St., Newark, NJ; offices also in the Singer Building, New York City
ca. 1914 - 1940

PENQUIN
A trademark used by Rider Razor Company
ca. 1937 - 1938

PERFECTION CUTLERY CO.
Previously International Razor Co.; later Poughkeepsie Cutlery Works
Trademark: "POCUT"
ca. 1919

JOHN PETTY AND SONS
Perth Works, Garden Street, Sheffield
ca. 1858 - 1953

W.D. Phippen, Grand rapids Mich.   Germany,
67"The Phippen" Razor

PHILADELPHIA BARBER SUPPLY CO
ca. 1900 - 1906

Philbex Solingen Germany

Philbex Super No11

CHARLES PICKSLAY & CO
Sheffield
1832 - 1843 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

Pitchford John, razor manufacturer, Eldon street

Pitts John, razor manufacturer, court 1 Chester street ; house: 70 Trafalgar street

PIKE MANUFACTURING CO
Factories in: Pike, NH; Littleton, NH; Evansville, VT; Orleans, IN; Hot Springs, AK; New York Sity
ca. 1917 - 1918

PINE KNOT
Trademark of Belknap Hardware Co.
Louisville, KY.
Circa 1968-1985 (listed ca. 1930 - 1940 in Goins)
Firm sold in 1985; the "Blue Grass Cutlery" company was formed in 1988, and is now using the "Pine Knot" trademark.

C. PLATTS & SONS
Gowanda, New York until 1897, then Eldred, Pennsylvania
ca. 1896 - 1900

C. PLATTS' SONS
Eldred, Pennsylvania
ca. 1900 - 1905

PLATTS BROS
Andover, New York until 1911; then Union, New York
ca. 1907 - 1913

ERNST PLUMACHER &CO SOLINGEN #80

JOHN HENRY POTTERY
Sheffield
1884 - 1938

POUGHKEEPSIE CUTLERY WORKS
Poughkeepsie, NY
ca. 1918 - 1925

PRESTON BROS.
Importers; Norwich, CT
ca. 1899 - 1920

PRIBYL BROS. CELEBRATED CUTLERY
Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1880 - 1905

M. PRICE
San Francisco, CA
ca. 1856 - 1889

Priest Charles, razor blade forger, Robert street

PRIMA
KANNREUTHER & CO
Birmingham
In business in 1892

JOHN PRIMBLE
Trademark of Belknap Hardware Co.
Louisville, KY.
Circa 1968-1985
Firm sold in 1985; the "Blue Grass Cutlery" company was formed in 1988, and is now using the "John Primble" trademark.

JOHN PRITZLAFF HARDWARE CO. Milwaukee, made in Germany
“Cactus” Razor

Puma
Best Pumaster Steel
Solingen Germany Straight Razors & Safety Blades.

SIMON PURE CUTLERY CO. GERMANY MAGNATIZED STRAIGHT RAZOR

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QUALITY BARBER SUPPLY & CUTLERY CO
1722 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1921

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R&A Solingen Germany

JOHN & WILLIAM RAGG
Nursery Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield
ca. 1825 - 1953

Ragg James Crawshaw, razor manufacturer; house: 50 Pond street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Ragg John and William, razor and scissor manufacturers, 4 Johnson street, Nursery From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Ragg Mrs J. razor and scissor manufacturer ; house: 5 Victoria street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Ragg Joseph, razor manufacturer, house: Endcliffe Cottage From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Ragg William razor and scissor manufacturer, ; house: 2 Johnson street, Nursery From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

S. RAHAM
60 Washington St., New York City
Previously Rahaim & Malhami
ca. 1902 - 1903

RAHAIM & MALHAMI
ca. 1898 - 1901

RANSOM & RANDOLPH
80 North Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN until 1887; then 513 Jefferson St., Toledo, OH
ca. 1884 - 1892

Rawson John, razor manufacturer, (R. & Youle;) house: 32 Carver street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Rawson and Youle, razor manufacturers, 32 Carver street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

RAZORINE MANUFACTURING CO
Offices at 69 Warren St., New York City and London, England
ca. 1893 - 1904

RED POINT
Trademark used by the Utica Knife & Razor Co.
ca. 1924 - 1935

REICHARD & SCHEUBER MFG CO
66 Duane St., New York City
Later became American Safety Razor Co.
ca. 1903 - 1920

F. ALFRED REICHARDT
63 Barclay St., New York City
ca. 1882 - 1911

 

REINHARD - DINKELMANN & CO
607
North Sixth St., St. Louis
ca. 1885

REVISOR  Solingen
“Diamond Edge” Razor

Revitt William razor and tableknife manufacturer, 89 Edward street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

REX RAZOR CO. INC.
New York
ca. 1918

FREDERICK REYNOLDS
Diamond Steel Razor, Manufactured by, Frederick Reynolds Sheffield , Tempered by patent process
In business in 1892
Reynolds Frederick, razor manufacturer, 27 School croft Sheffield

F. Richards
Hairdressers Newmarket “Hand forged & Ground in Germany”
”Newmarket”


Richards and Conover

DANIEL H. RIDER
Did business as "Rider Safety Razor Co." and "Gay Blade Co."
New York City
ca. 1930 - 1938

RIZZO NO 20.  MADE IN ST LOUIS MO

ROBERTS, SMITH & CO
Sheffield
In business in 1828

ROBESON CUTLERY WORKS
Rochester, New York
ca. 1907 - at least 1991
“Shur Edge” Razor

Herbert Robinson & Co.
Canton
Works Sheffield

James Rodgers & Co Est 1825

Rodgers & Clegg, spring knife, razor, &c. manufrs. 20 Earl street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Rodgers George springknife, razor, &c. manufacturer, court: 14 Edward street; house: 150 Broad lane From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Rodgers George & Co. table and spring knife, razor, &c. manufrs. 13 Norfolk lane ; house: 36 Arundel street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Rodgers John and Sons, table and spring knife, and razor manufrs. yard 55 Bridge street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS
The factory was at 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield and a showroom at 60 Holborn Viaduct, London. New large works were opened in 1899 at River Lane, Sheffield.

Appointed cutlers to His Majesty King George IV in 1821; chosen as one of 5 firms to make cutlery specimen’s for presentation to the Duke of York in 1826
 
A famous firm of cutlers and silversmiths founded in Sheffield in 1682
to at least 1991 It was converted under the style of Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ltd in 1871

Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Queen's cutlers, merchants, and manufrs. of pen, pocket, and table knives, silver and plated desserts, razors and scissors ; and silver-plate, &c. dealers, 6 Norfolk street
.

Joseph Rodgers & Sons Sheffield museum

Joseph Rodgers & Sons was one of the largest cutlery manufacturers in Sheffield in the late 1800s. The company's famous star and Maltese cross mark was registered in 1764. By the end of the 1700s, they had established a factory on Norfolk Street.

In 1887 the firm began to manufacture its own crucible and shear steel, culminating in the purchase of the Sheaf Island Works in 1907. By the end of the 1800s Joseph Rodgers & Sons was certainly one of the largest cutlery manufacturers in the world. However, the firm did not escape the decline in Sheffield's cutlery trade during the early 1900s. Foreign competition, increasing mechanisation and the advent of stainless steel contributed to their decline. The company underwent a number of takeovers during the 1900s. The rights to the name and cutlery marks were bought most recently by the Egginton Group of Companies in Sheffield.

Who made this object?
This multi bladed penknife was made by the firm Joseph Rodgers & Sons of Sheffield, around 1840. Joseph Rodgers & Sons was one of the largest and most prolific cutlery manufacturers based in the city. The company's famous star and Maltese cross mark was registered with the Company of Cutlers in 1764. By the end of the 1700s, the firm had established a factory on Norfolk Street.

By the turn of the 1800s Joseph Rodgers & Sons was producing a vast range of goods. This included their famous penknives and pocket knives, as well as scissors, table cutlery and razors. In 1887 the firm began to manufacture its own high quality crucible and shear steel using iron imported from Sweden.

How was the object used?
This penknife has a total of sixteen short, folding blades. They are slender with pointed ends. Each blade is marked 'RODGERS'. Before the introduction of steel pen nibs, quills made from feathers were used for writing. Penknives were used to cut the quill to provide a perfect point for writing. The end of the feather was first cut to a point. A small, vertical nick was then cut into the very tip of the quill to enable the ink to flow evenly onto the page.

Joseph Rodgers & Sons later developed an automatic quill cutter to make the preparation of quill pens simpler. These were made from brass and had a spring action. The end of the quill was placed into the cutter and the lever pressed down to cut it to shape in one step. However, a penknife was still required to cut the vertical slit into the point of the quill.

This penknife is very elaborate and would have been used as a decorative as well as functional item. It would have been used at a desk alongside a wide range of writing equipment including an inkstand for storing ink, tapersticks and wax for sealing letters, and a box for holding stamps.

What is the object made from?
The blades of this penknife are made from steel and the scales are made from ivory. The knife is unusual as it has four separate ivory scales, giving it a cylindrical shape. Most knives and razors have only two scales, one on each side of the handle.

Joseph Rodgers & Sons used expensive imported materials for the manufacture of decorative hafts and scales. They bought mother of pearl from the Philippines, stag and buffalo horn from India and tropical woods from the West Indies. The firm also used vast quantities of ivory (elephant tusks) that was bought in bulk from traders in London, Antwerp and Liverpool. It is said that four or five men were employed by the firm to continuously saw ivory into small pieces for making handles.

What happened to Joseph Rodgers & Sons?
Joseph Rodgers & Sons did not escape the decline in Sheffield's traditional cutlery trade during the early 1900s. The declining market led to the sale of the Norfolk Street factory in 1929. Foreign competition, increasing mechanisation and the advent of stainless steel contributed to their decline. The company underwent a number of takeovers during the 1900s. The rights to the name and cutlery marks were bought most recently by the Egginton Group of Companies in Sheffield.

Revealing the object's Hidden History…
As part of the DCF funded Living Metal project, we visited Trevor Ablett to find out more about how the penknife was made.

Hidden History: how was it used?
Trevor described the object as a "gentleman's penknife"; a decorative item not for everyday use.

Hidden History: how was it made?
"[I've] never attempted to make a knife like that Never made anything like it".

Trevor examined the knife and concluded it was made on the same basic principal as putting a single bladed knife together. The blades would be fitted to forked springs. There are two of these springs at each side of the knife.

However, the knife would have taken days to put together as there are so many blades to dress. Trevor stated that the cutler would need to be "very delicate to do this kind of work", as it requires a light touch and is "very skilfully made".

Each of the scales has been carved from a single piece of ivory.

Hidden History: About Trevor Ablett
Trevor began his working life making knives with his uncle, Emile, after leaving school. His uncle's workshop was on Athol Road in Sheffield. After five years Trevor went on to make open razors for A Myers, who worked in the same building. Trevor made open razors for five years, before returning to work with his uncle. He has made knives ever since.

From 1980 Trevor Ablett worked for Joseph Elliot's on Sylvester Street. In 1990 he began working on his own from premises on Egginton Lane, before moving to Randle Street. He is now based at Norfolk Barracks.

Trevor has made every type of common knife since being taught the trade by Harry Wragg ("I owe my career to Harry"). Trevor has an incredible fifty years of experience in the industry. He is one a small number of cutlers working independently in the city today.

Find out more…
Learn about the history of the company in a fascinating publication produced in 1911:
(unknown) c.1911 Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Ltd., Sheffield, Cutlers to their Majesties. Under Five Sovereigns. (Reference RBR PAM Q 338.478382 (R), Special Collections Department, Sheffield University Library)

Read more about the importance of Joseph Rodgers & Sons:
Tweedale, G. 1996 The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collectors' Guide. Sheffield: The Hallamshire Press.

Information from the marks registry courtesy of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

 

William Rodgers

 

WILLIAM A. ROGERS, LTD
Hartford, Connecticut and New York, New York
ca. 1894 - 1929
Succeeded by Oneida Ltd.

WILLIAM ROGERS, JR
Hartford, Connecticut
1841-1878
Succeeded by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

WILLIAM ROGERS MANUFACTURING CO.
Hartford, Connecticut
1865-1898
Succeeded by International Silver Co.

WILLIAM G. ROGERS
New York, New York
ca. 1901 - at least 1922

WILLIAM H. ROGERS
Hartford, Connecticut
ca. 1888 - at least 1915

WILLIAM H. ROGERS CORP.
Plainfield, New Jersey
ca. 1901 to at least 1918

ROLKA & KLEIN
25 Whitehall St, New York City until 1910; then 110 Grane St.
ca. 1906 - 1911
ROLKA & KLEIN,"  SOLINGEN, GERMANY. 1900 - 1930.

Rosedon Cutlery Co, Rochester NY,

ROSTFREI
German for "Rust-Free", or Stainless Steel

JOHN RUSSELL CUTLERY CO.
Turner Falls
, Massachusetts

ca. 1834 - at least 1922

Royal Crown International Corp., Solingen Germany
“Amco” Razor

Ryalls William razor manufacturer, Furnival lane

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ETOILE    MF  SAINT  ETIENNE France
ETOILE    MF  ST ETIENNE

SAMSTAG & HILDER BROS
1200 Broadway, New York City
ca. 1921 - 1922

 

Cyril R Salter Solingen

Savage George & Son, (John,) razor manufacturers and merchants, 52 Pond street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Gilbert Saville Works Limited and Manufactured and Ground in Germany

Chas. Schaaf 195 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn. Made in Germany,

E E SCHAAF BARBER SUPPLY
Indianapolis, Indiana
ca. 1914 - 1926

SCHATT & MORGAN  TITUSVILLE PA
SCHATT & MORGAN GOWANDA NY Frameback

Tonsorial Gem..Made in Germany for R.Schlag Aug.16.1868

Schmachtenberg Bros., Solingen, Germany
Knives & Razors

"Peter Ludwig Schmidt-Golden Dispatch"-Solingen n°34

J M SCHMID & SON
Providence, Rhode Island
ca. 1871 - 1964

Richard Scmitz Solingen, 
“Aguila Gold” Razor

Rudolf Schmidt, Solingen Germany
"Bambola Diamant" Razor

Scorpion Solingen Germany

Jas. J. Scott

HENRY SEARS & CO
Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1865 - 1879

H. SEARS MFG
Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1879 - 1883

HENRY SEARS & SON
“Queen 5/8” Razor
Chicago, Illinois  Made in Germany
ca. 1865 - 1897

SEARS, ROEBUCK
Chicago, Illinois
1893 - present

SEEBOHM (SEEBAHM) & DIECKSTAHL
Dannemora Steel Works, Sheffield
ca. 1881 - 1967

K C SEELBACH
260 West Broadway, New York City
ca. 1925 - 1947

John Sellers and Sons
of 151 Arundel Street, Sheffield 1820 Company established.
Manufacturers of engravers' plates, dies, tools, cutlery, Razors, die steel, transfer steels and engravers'. 1820 - 1953

SENECA RAZOR & MFG CO
Geneva, New York
ca. 1909

A. SHAHEEN & CO
69 Washington St., New York City
ca. 1903 - 1905

SHARP CUTLERY CO GERMANY
Fisherman scales

JOHN SHAW & SONS
Wolverhampton and Sheffield
In business in 1892
Shaw John, razor manufacturer, 8 Copper street

SHEFFIELD FLATWARE CO. LTD
Sheffield
At least 1892 to at least 1919

SHEFFIELD INDUSTRIAL & PROVIDENT CUTLERY TRADING CO
Sheffield
In business in 1892

SHEFFIELD MFG CORP
New Jersey
ca. 1929 - 1947

SHEFFIELD SAFETY SHAVER CO.
Sheffield
At least 1892 to at least 1919
Razors, table cutlery

SHEFFIELD SCISSOR, RAZOR & TOOL CO
Sheffield
At least 1892 to at least 1919

Shemeld Henry, herbalist and razorsmith, 38 Division street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Shemeld John, razorsmith, yard 17, New Church street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Shemeld Thomas, razorsmith, 43 St Philip's road, Broomhill From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

J. SHEPHARD
Birmingham
In business in 1817

SHEPHERD, JOHN
Sheffield
Trademark: Crown and Wolf
1770-1795 ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374); ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

SHERMAN CUTLERY CO.
Keyport, New Jersey
ca. 1901 - 1916

SHUMATE RAZOR CO
Austin, TX until 1904, then Core St St. Louis, Missouri
ca. 1900 - 1920
“Tonso” Razor

SHUMATE CUTLERY CO
St.
Louis, Missouri
ca. 1920 - 1932

“Barber Deluxe” Razor


Robeson  Rochester NY.
“Shuredge”

SIMMONS HARDWARE CO
“K451” Razor
“K419” Razor
K-739” Razor
“Royal” Razor
“421 Barbers Pet.”Razor
“No 44” Razor
St. Louis, Missouri
Trademark: "KEEN KUTTER"
ca. 1868 - 1960
F. C.
SIMMONS HDWE CO. MFRS & DISTRIBUTORS U.S.A.,
Keen Kutter Mini-Razor Knife.

SMF - Solinger Metallwaffenfabrik Stoecker & Co.,

Also makers of edged weapons used during the war

SLACK & GRINOLD
Bath Works, Sheffield
In business in 1892

SLATER BROS
Arundel Street
and Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield
ca. 1850 - at least 1919

R Slinger & Son, Trade Mark Risup, Preston;

GEORGE SMITH & SONS
Peacroft, Sheffield
Trademark: Cross and "Smith"
In business in 1774
1770-1785 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

H H SMITH CO
Indianapolis, Indiana
ca. 1945 - 1960

J SMITH & SON
Arundel Street
, Sheffield
In business in 1828
Smith Joseph & Son, razor manufacturers, 40 Radford street

Smith Thomas, razor manufacturer, Suffolk Works; house: 228 Shrewsbury place From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

SMITH BROTHERS
Boston, Massachusetts
ca. 1860 - 1910

Smith & Hawksley, razor, springknife, &c. manufacturers, 24 Lambert street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Simmons Hardware Co

SOUTH BEND CUTLERY CO
405 Madison St., South Bend, Indiana
ca. 1921 - 1923

SOUTHERN & RICHARDSON
Sheffield
1863-1920
ca. 1846 - 1975 in Goins
1847 - ?? ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)
Southern & Richardson, table, shoe, bread, butchers', & cook knife, razor, &c. manufacturers, & cutlery dealers, Wheeldon Works, 239 Solly street  

 

A. SPAGNA & L CLINCO
New York City
ca. 1912 - 1925

Spencer Matthias & Sons, merchants, & steel, file, edgetool, shovel, tableknife, razor, wire, &c. manufacturers, 107 Pea croft From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

SPERRY & ALEXANDER
New York City
ca. 1893 - 1927

SPIKUSON Germany

SSA ESKILSTUNA SWEDEN
ebau

"Stabil" n°414-Solingen Germany

THE LINCOLN S.C.C. SOLINGEN

STACEY BROS
Ark Works, Rockingham St., Sheffield
ca. 1847 - 1941

STANDARD RAZOR CO
Wichita, Kansas
ca. 1920 - 1921

STANDART BROS
Detroit, Michigan
ca. 1898 - 1923

WILLIAM STANIFORTH (STANIFARTH)
Hackenthorpe (near Sheffield)
In business in 1892

WILLIAM THOMAS STANIFORTH (STANIFARTH)
Ascend Works, Arundel Lane, Sheffield and 26 Edmund Rd., Old Mill Cottage, Sheffield
ca 1863 - at least 1919
ca. 1852 - 1906 in Goins

STANIFORTH, PARKIN & CO
Sheffield
Trademark: Parkin
1785 - 1800. ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

Lewis-Stenger Barber Supply Co. Portland, Ore. Wholesaler/retailer

G.A. Stanley , Lucan , Ont. German made
Griffon 60
  See Griffon” above

W. STENTON & SON
New York City
ca. 1846 - 1860

R S STENTON
New York City
ca. 1846 - 1860

C. “Sharp” Stevens 615 Prospect Ave Cleveland Ohio USA
Retailer.

C. Stewart & Co
Patentees 22 Charring Cross London

Gebrüder Stoll & Co. KG, Solingen, Donaustrasse 39 in 1922. Brand names: Bull-Haad, Harmonie, Matinée. Straight razor maker.

St. Louis
Gilt Edge 

Adolph Strauss & Co.
1907, the firm
took over W M. ELLIOT & CO  & continued using
"Wm. Elliot & Co." as a trademark.

B. STRAUSS COMPANY
31 Union Square, New York City
ca. 1909 - 1910

Tradmarke "Hub" Mark  110 Dame, Stoddard, & Company, Solingen Germany

STRUTH & CLOTTU
129 North Wells St., Chicago, Illinois
PRIMA SVENSKT STAL BOSS
Latvia

Sun Cutlery Co. Germany. Marked on the case J.S. Torrence Sales Co. Sole Agents for Wester Bros. Solingen, Germany. Austenite Reg. US Pat.off.

J. W. Stutter
173 Shoreditch London. Cutler.
Express Razor

SWEDISH RAZOR CO
95 Foster St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Formerly Excelsior Cutlery Co (1893 - 1895)
ca. 1895 - 1904

SWEDISH STEEL FORGING CO
Trademark: SSA (Svenska Stalsmides Aktich)
Sole North American distributor: Eric Mellgren of 114-118 West 39th St, New York City
ca. 1918 - 1920

W. SEYK  & CO. - WARRANTED and HATCH CUTLERY CO. - BUCHANAN - MICH. ( MICHIGAN ). 

SYRACUSE CUTLERY CO
Syracuse, New York
ca. 1904

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C J TAGLIABUE
53 Fulton St., New York City
ca. 1906 - 1907

 

TATAM 45 JERMYN ST SW 

GEORGE H TAYLOR & BROTHER
Times Works, Sheffield
At least 1851 to at least 1892

The Geo Taylor Hardware Co., New Liskeard, Ont  Carbo Magnetic Reg. US Pat, 60, Griffox. Germany, made

L M TAYLOR
Cincinnati, Ohio
ca. 1905 - 1925

TAYLOR BROS
Sheffield
At least 1851 to at least 1919

TAYLOR BROS CUTLERY CO
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
ca. 1885 - 1922

TAYLOR WITNESS
NEEDHAM, VEALL (VEAL) & TYZACK
Eye Witness Works, Sheffield
ca. 1865 - 1925

Tennis Solingen Germany Sheffield Steel

Terrier Cutlery Rochester NY

Pierre Thiers, Razors maker from 1880,

France.

 

THIERS-ISSARD & FILS
MADE IN FRANCE
LA FRANCE" CUTLERY CO. N.Y

THE THISLE RAZOR CO.

The Thomas Manufacturing Co Dayton Ohio

THOMAS TURNER & CO
Suffolk Works, Sheffield
ca. 1834-1921
Turner Thomas & Co. merchants, & table & spring knife, razor, saw, file, edgetool, steel, &c. manufacturers, Suffolk Works, 1 Suffolk road From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

s “Encore” , “
The Favorite

Thomas Turner & Co

Thomas Turner & Co was established in the early 1800s by Thomas Turner and was based at the Suffolk Works on Norfolk Street. Its 'Encore' trademark was registered in the mid 1800s, having previously been registered by another cutler, Luke Brownell.

Thomas Turner & Co made a large range of goods including table knives, saws, files and edge tools. Like some of the other larger cutlery firms, it also produced and forged its own crucible steel using imported Swedish bar iron. The company supplied the Navy with open razors and exported its knives across the British Colonies.

By the late 1800s Thomas Turner & Co was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. By the early 1900s it had increased in size by merging with the cutlery firms Wingfield, Rowbotham & Co and Joseph Haywood & Co. This increased its number of employees from 300 to 1,000. A souvenir publication dating to around 1903 notes that 18,000 machine forged table knife blades were being produced at Suffolk Works each week.

Who was Thomas Turner & Co?
By the late 1800s Thomas Turner & Co was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. By the early 1900s it had increased in size by merging with the cutlery firms Wingfield, Rowbotham & Co and Joseph Haywood & Co. This increased its number of employees from 300 to 1,000.

What else did they make?
Thomas Turner & Co made a large range of goods including table knives, saws, files and edge tools. Like some of the other larger cutlery firms, it also produced and forged its own crucible steel using imported Swedish bar iron. The company supplied the Navy with open razors and exported its knives across the British Colonies.

Who might have owned these objects?
This knife and fork are of the kind that would have been found on the dinner table of an average working home in the 1890s. A trade catalogue from 1914 indicates that at that time they cost between 14 to 18 shillings for a set of twelve knives and forks. The price varied according to the thickness of the stag handles. Smaller dessert sets were sold at around 8 to 11 shillings per dozen. They were still being sold in 1925, though their price had increased considerably. A set of twelve table knives and forks had risen to as much as 34 shillings and a dessert set to 31 shillings.

Why are the hafts made from stag?
The making of stag and horn hafts and scales (two piece handles attached to knives, forks and open razors) was a huge industry in Sheffield, particularly during the 1800s. Stag was a very popular choice as it was cheap, durable and attractive. The hafts of this knife and fork are attached using a rod of metal known as a through tang. This rod is usually made from iron as it is cheaper than steel. The tang runs through the entire length of the stag haft, creating a sturdy join. A plain steel end cap has been attached to the end of the tang to secure the blade to the haft.

Where did the stag come from?
Some of the stag used for hafting cutlery and flatware during the 1800s came from Scotland. More expensive varieties could be imported from countries such as India.

These objects form part of the Bill Brown Collection. Supported by The Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust.

 

THOMPSON RAZOR & CUTLERY CO
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1919

TIDIOUTE CUTLERY CO
Tidioute, Pennsylvania
ca. 1897 - 1902

TIDIOUTE RAZOR CO
Trademark used by the Union Razor Co.
ca. 1902 - 1906

Tillotson & company Columbia Place Sheffield.

TIPTON CUTLERY CO
Tipton, Indiana
ca. 1915 - 1920

J S TORRENCE
9 Main St., San Francisco, California
ca. 1914 - 1915

TORREY RAZOR CO
“The Artist” Razor
Worcester, Massachusetts
ca 1858 - 1963

TRENTON RAZOR CO
Trademark later used by Boker
ca. 1880 - 1906

C. Triedr. ERN Wald –Germany

Tuckmar
Schnurrbart Schaber & Hat Weltruf.
Silberstahls Solingen Germany
Est 1913
Silver Steel Straight Razor
Feinster Silb.Sthal
WELTRUF 566” Razor
Tuckmar Tee Razor

JOSEPH TURNER
Worcester, Massachusetts
ca. 1880

THOMAS TURNER & CO
T. TURNER & CO LTD

Sheffield
Active in electroplating from 1883 at Suffolk Works, 1 Suffolk Rd, Sheffield (1867-1940). Became T. Turner & Co Ltd in 1916. The firm used the trade mark
ENCORE

JOHN TURTON
JOHN TURTON & CO
JOHN TURTON & CO LTD

Sheffield
John Turton, active 1876-1898 at 23-24 Times Building Bow St. Sheffield. Became John Turton & Co and was converted into a limited liability company in 1910. Active at Kendal Works 57 Arundel St. Sheffield (1898-1916)

TWENTY GRAND
Spencer, Indiana
ca. 1932 - 1948

W. Twigg & Sons Sheffield.
William Twigg started this firm in about 1847 at number 28 West Bar.
moving to 96 Bridge street before 1878.

JOSEPH TYZACK & SON
Heely (near Sheffield)
ca. 1842- at least 1919

James was also listed in Walsingham as hairdresser/perfumer. He could have had two places of business, or Walsingham may have been his place of residence. James is listed in the 1851 census as a "cutler and perfumer", in Norwich and as an Ironmonger on his son William's marriage certificate in 1852. A later advertisement by James (1848 or later), advertises his invention of "J. Tyzack's Double Patent British Razors", from a shop on the High Street in Wells.

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U J ULERY
7 Warren St., New York City
ca. 1902 - 1921

C F ULMER
Portland, Maine
ca. 1890 - 1928

UNDERWOOD  56 HAYMARKET

Unexcelled Razor Co., Germany

Union Razor Cutlery Company in Union City, GA.

Union cutlery Co, inc.
Olean N.Y
 “Spike”Razor
CHINSCRAPER
A trademark of Union Cutlery Co.
ca. 1927-1937

UNITED DRUG CO
Boston, Massachusetts
ca. 1913 - 1941

UNWIN & ROGERS (RODGERS) LTD.
Globe Works, Sheffield
In business in 1892
Unwin and Rodgers, merchants and manufacturers of pen, pocket, desk, fruit, & self-defence knives; razors, lancets, pen machines, &c. Rockingham Works, 124 Rockingham street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

UTICA CUTLERY CO
Utica, New York
ca. 1910 - present

UTICA KNIFE & RAZOR CO
Red Dot Razor
Utica, New York Razor made in Germany

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VAN CAMP HARDWARE & IRON CO
Indianapolis, Indiana
ca. 1888 - 1960

VOM CLEFF, R
Import agency at 105 Duane St., New York City
Used trademark "DIAMONDINE"
ca. 1885-1926

The Volunteer Cutlery Co. Sheffield

VONNEGUT HARDWARE CO
Indianapolis, Indiana
ca. 1852 - 1965

ERNEST VOOS
New Haven, Connecticut
ca. 1879 - 1919

Vulcan cutlery improved Razor

Other Manufacturers beginning with V s & Information invited.


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WADE, ROBERT
Sheffield
1810 - 1818 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

 

WADE, WINGFIELD & ROWBOTHAM
Sheffield
ca. 1835 - 1852
The firm used the trade mark ALBA

Wingfield, Rowbotham, & Co. merchants, table, spring knife, razor, file, steel manufacturers, 82 Tenter street; & saw manufacturers, 82 Arundel lane From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

A.W. Wadsworth & son xlnt Germany
A W Wadsworth. Trademark of A Kastor & Brothers, Germany & Austria. Other Marks include 'Austrian Cutlery Works Austria' and 'XLNT'. In busuness from 1905 - 1936.


  

WILLIAM & SAMUEL BUTCHER
WADE & BUTCHER

Eyre Lane, Sheffield.
circa 1845 to at least 1919
1830 - ? ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

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WADE & BUTCHER
Successor to Robert Wade; succeeded by Butcher, Brown & Butcher
Sheffield
1818-1890 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

“THE CLEAN SHAVER” Razor
“The Bow” Razor
"Medium Size Hollow Ground" Razor

Wade & Butcher curved safety razor blade.

Wade & Butcher straight razor that is stamped with the seal of King George IV who ruled England for only 10 years (1820-1830). The razor has pressed horn handles with the front handle pressed with the phrase "Celebrated Razor" and the back handle pressed with the phrase "Universally Approved." The name Wade & Butcher is stamped across the top edge of the blade. The tang is stamped with the Kings Crown (GR), and the phrase "Universally Approved" as well.

Paul Waldmin Weyer Solingen Germany

WALKER & HALL
Electro Works, Sheffield
1852 - 1961

Isaac Walker & Son of Peoria, IL
“True Damascus” Razor

SAMUEL WARBURTON
Holliscroft, Sheffield
at least 1774 to at least 1797

THOMAS WARBURTON
Sheffield
Trademark: Lisbon
1770-1835 ("More Old Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, May 1927 p.372-374)

Thomas Ward razor and table and springknife manufacturer, Bacon island From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

WASHINGTON CUTLERY CO
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ca. 1898 - 1902

H. & R. WATERFALL & BARBER,

Prometheus Works

Sheffield

ea. 1862 - (1919)

Cutlery of all kinds

 

John Watts (Sheffield & London) Ltd,
1765 – Present.  Lambert Works, Sheffield. Manufacturers and suppliers of cutlery, scissors, cabinets and other goods.

W.B. & E. Philadelphia. USA

Webster George, merchant and razor manufacturer, 33 Howard street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852 Huntsman, Nine Hounds and a Stag,
Webster George, razor manufacturer, 47 Burgess street; house: 91 Leadmill road From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

EDWARD WECK
New York City and Brooklyn, New York
ca. 1893 - present
“Weck Junior” Razor Framback

Robert Weldon razor manufacturer, New Thomas street, Little Sheffield From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

WEIDENMILLER GRINDING co. SPRINGFIELD MASS HANDMADE German RAZOR

J.H. Weis Louisville KY, Germany.
“The Coon” Razor

FR Wellman Aliona Golfden Medallie

L West Warranted straight razor.

Wester Bros Solingen Germany
 “34 De-Fi” Razor
“Anchor Brand” Razor

Anchor Brand Straight Edge Razor made by Wester & Butz, Mersceid- Solingen, Germany Wester Bros New- York. 102 COLOMBI Solingen.

Wester Brothers New York

 

WESTER & BUTZ, MERSCHEID -SOLINGEN GERMANY

West Side Grinding Co. 9 Bedford St. NY

SCHULZE WEYER SOLINGEN GERMANY

Wheatley Bros.
Established 1878
by William and Samuel Wheatley

WHITE EAGLE CO
332 Washington St., New Britain, Connecticut
ca. 1919 - 1920

WIEBUSCH & HILGER LTD
Import agency in New York City
ca. 1876 - 1928
WIEBUSCH & HILGER LTD
Sheffield
ca. 1878 - at least 1919
 

P. Wiesenfeld Chicago (Made In Germany) Retailer?

John Wigfall & Co.
Auckland Works Eldon street Sheffield
Established 1843
Manufacturer of table cutlery of all kinds, shoe, bread and butchers' knives, glaziers', farriers', palette and pruning knives, table and butchers' steels, pen, pocket and sporting knives, razors, scissors, electro-plate spoons and forks, fish carvers etc. 'Bonafide' trademark.

Eaton Thomas Wigfall and Co.
Manufacturers of table & spring knives, silver and plated desserts, razors, &c.
19 New Church street
; house: Lydgate

WILBERT CUTLERY CO
Army Special” Razor
Pearl” Razor

Trademark used by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Chicago, Illinois
ca. 1908 - 1921

WILKINSON SWORD CO LTD
Arundel Lane
, Sheffield
ca. 1772 - present

Wilkinson Thomas & Son, fine scissor, shear, razor, &c. manufacturers, (scissor manufacturers to her Majesty & cutlers to H.R.H. Prince Albert,) 17 New Church street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

H. WILKINSON
Front Street
, Hartford, Connecticut

ca. 1843

Will & Finck, Co. 
San Francisco cutlers and later makers of gambling equipment.
The firm of Frederick Will & Julius Finck were in business from 1863 to 1932 Cutlery, belt knives, razors & corkscrews.
"Finck's Buffalo"

JOHN WILLIAMS
SHEFFIELD

DAMASCUS
STEEL



J. D. Williams
The company was founded in 1875 by James David Williams, who in 1882, was the first to make use of the UK's parcel post service, to send his company's products direct to his customers.

WILLIAM WILSON & SON
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ca. 1900 to at least 1920

WILSON, HAWKESWORTH, ELLISON & CO
Carlisle Works, Arundel Lane, Sheffield
ca. 1857 - 1864

WINCHESTER GUN & KNIFE CO

Anton Wingen Jr Solingen Germany
”Othello” Razor

Winks Benjamin & Sons, razor & tableknife manufactrs. 55 Earl street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

 

JACOB WISS CUTLERY CO.
Newark, New Jersey
ca. 1848 - 1885

J. WISS & SONS
Newark, New Jersey
ca. 1885 - 1969, when they were purchased by Boker
Nubian” Razor
Correction to this information sent in by Don Wiss

This
above is not all correct. These two were the same company. Just a few 
years after Jacob died the two sons renamed the company. But the 
biggest error is Wiss bought the much, much smaller Boker in 
1969-1970. Not the way you have it shown! J Wiss continued until 
December 1, 1976 when Cooper Tools bought Wiss.
Wiss stopped making razors in the early 1920s. For a few years after 
that they sold razors with tangs made by others. But only to people 
reordering. After they stopped making tangs they removed razors from 
the catalog.

Addition
Wiss bought the US Boker. This was a separate company from the German 
Boker. After Cooper bought Wiss they didn't realize the value of the 
Boker name and for a while sold the Boker knives as Wiss knives. They 
they switched back to calling them Boker. Then I believe they sold 
the rights to the US Boker to the German Boker.

Much mor information on the following website jwissandsons.com/razors

A. WITTE CUTLERY CO
New York City and Brooklyn
Razors made in Germany
ca. 1880 - 1930

FRANCIS T WITTE HARDWARE CO
Sheffield and New York City
1856 - at least 1892

CF WOLFERTZ CO
Allentown, Pennsylvania
ca. 1862 - 1873
“Prince” Razor

WOLFERTZ & WALDMAN
Allentown, Pennsylvania
ca. 1873 - 1905

WOLFERTZ & CO
Allentown, Pennsylvania
ca. 1905 - 1944

WOOD CHURCH STREET LIVERPOOL

Wood Richard, razorsmith, yard 1, Nursery street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

B. J. Wood and R. Pen, pocket and sportsman's knife mfrs. Garden Street. Sheffield and believed to be circa 1880.

GEORGE WOODHEAD & SON
Howard St.
, Sheffield
ca 1845 - 1869

Woodhouse James merchant & tableknife, razor, &c. manufacturer, 175 Rockingham street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

WOODWORTH KNIFE WORKS
Nunda, New York
ca. 1878 - 1921

WORCESTER RAZOR COMPANY, WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS

B WORTH & SON
Sheffield
ca. 1873 - 1953

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GEORGE WOSTENHOLM & SON
Rockingham Works ca. 1694 - 1847
Washington Works, Sheffield ca. 1847 - at least 1991

WOSTENHOLM, GEORGE
Sheffield
1797 - 1823 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)

Wostenholm George & Son, merchants, & razor, table, pen, & pocket knife, &c. manufacturers, Washington Works, Wellington street; house: Kenwood, Cherrytree hill From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

GEORGE WOSTENHOLM & SON
Successors to George Wostenholm in 1823 ("Old Sheffield Razors" by Lummus. Antiques, December 1922 p.261-267)
Rockingham Works ca. 1694 - 1847
Washington Works, Sheffield ca. 1847 - at least 1991

THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY GENUINE PIPE RAZOR

The Churchwardens pipe Trademark Regd Dec 1694

 

Wostenholm Henry razor, scissor, and springknife manufacturer, 269 Solly street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Wostenholm John, razor manufacturer, court: 9 Meadow street; house: 3 Hoyle street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

WP&R Rochester NY
“The Wheel”?

JOHN WRAGG
Sheffield
ca. 1832 - 1900

Wragg William razorsmith, 7 Grindlegate From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

Wug Razor - Made in Germany

J.A.WYLIEA & Co,62 holborn viaduct, London
retailer?

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YANKEE CUTLERY CO
Trademark of Reichard until 1933, then of American Safety Razor
ca. 1903 - 1953

 

Youle Charles, razor manufacturer, (Rawson & Y.) ; house: 32 Carver street From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852

YOUNG SAFETY RAZOR CO
1707 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ca. 1912 - 1914

YSG company in Sheffield

 

 

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