Now I have to read about Eldred. Thanks.
PA Knives wrote:OK I am disgruntled. I mean, I find a rare old knife like this Eldred Cutlery from the the turn of the 20th century and only one person, "thanx Paul" is kind enough to comment on it. I guess I am in the wrong thread. Post a photo of colonial rocket ship knife and every one and his brother oooh's and aww's over it. I post detailed photos of an historical piece and I get one comment. GEZZZZZZZZ, I guess us lovers of old knives are getting few and far between.
So I decided to post it here for those of us that love these old timers.
Sorry, don't tell my mom I was whinning about this. Seems no body wants to play in my sandbox
trail wrote:Here is a great website with history of Eldred and pictures of the plant, some of the Platts family and some of the old knives.
The information came from:
THE KNIFE MAKERS
WHO WENT WEST
Eldred Centennial Book 1980.
chautauqua wrote:well i believe it is a great rare knife and anyone who truely collects case knives would have to want it for there collection unfortanetly most people arent true collectors know they only purchase new knives in the box so they dont have to bother doing research or face the prospect of buying a bogus knife,for those that dont know about the eldred stamp it met its demise in 1911 when harvey platts moved the equiptment out to colorado from eldred for health reasons and started western states cutlery the bone and jigging very closely matches a couple of union razor knives i have that were made in tidioute pa ,that is the nicest one that i have seen outside the national knife museum that i have seen