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orvet wrote:1945 Kingston forms Vulcan Safety Razor Co.
In 1946 Kingston purchased Schrade Cut Co & renamed it Schrade Walden Cutlery Corp.
It became a division of Imperial Knife as Mr. Baer had merged his Kingston Cutlery Co, Ulster Knife Co, & the newly purchased Schrade Cut Co with Imperial.
1947 Kingston is dissolved and Ulster, Schrade Walden & Imperial merge to form Imperial Knife Associated Companies.
1959- Schrade Walden introduces a line of knives known as Old Timer.
1973- Walden is dropped & the name is changed to just Schrade.
woseyjales wrote:Part of the text contained in the paperwork
that accompanies the Old Timer 25th Anniverary 34OT says:
"In the good old days in 1959 during a return trip to the factory
Messrs. Albert and Henry Baer discussed the extreme care and high
quality that went into every knife made under the Schrade brand.
We decided to offer a knife like Grand-dad had, so the name "Old
Timer" was developed. We reached back into the files to find a
pattern with the greatest utility. One that was comfortable to hold
and that would be practical for whittling and carving, and husky
enough to stand the rough treatment by the home handyman. We
established a separate 'Old Timer Department', where fine old world
cutlers who specialize in handmade knives would be the source for
the new 'Old Timers' "
ea42 wrote:Dave, catalogs, memos, photos etc. are the norm. Here are a couple of examples re. the Old Timers. Both of these are from annual sales meetings held at the end of each year and featuring the next year's line, and pep talks for the salesmen. The meetings were for entire conglomerate (Schrade-Walden, Ulster/Kingston, and Imperial). The first is from the 1958 meeting and discusses the new 2OT, the second is from the 1959 meeting and introduces the 8OT as well (you can click the documents to enlarge them, twice to make 'em really big) :
pinnah wrote:thawk wrote:Pinnah: I thought you might be interested to see this 580 T I came up with recently.
You misspelled "jealous".
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