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ratlesnake75 wrote:That is AWESOME in COLOR,,,Thx
Do you think my knife had a "spear" or Clip master????
nifbuf wrote:I thought I would add some photos of the Queen City Cigar pattern. All of these knives are from the 1930s. Notice that two are handled in Schatt & Morgan bone which dates them from the early 1930s after Queen bought the Schatt plant including all inventory and parts. One photo shows a Queen City cigar moose and a Schatt & Morgan Gowanda cigar in ebony. I am sure that Queen City used the Schatt dies to make these wonderful old big knives.
nifbuf wrote:Regarding the Queen City tang stamps, Fred Fisher of Ohio and Joe Dial of Alabama (both the real knowledgeable Queen collectors) and I discussed this at some length a few years back and based on a number of factors here is what we think is a good estimate: The earlier years at Queen City, 1922 – 1932 they did mostly contract work for jewelry firms in New York and New Jersey. Take a look at this article:
http://www.queencutlery.com/uploads/ESE ... ticle_.pdf
They did do some of their own Queen City knives but it appears that most was contract.
After they acquired the Schatt & Morgan plant and all equipment they closed the Spring St. cutlery and moved everything to the Schatt plant. You can tell this by studying the Queen City knives that were made from the left over Schatt material and dies and noticing that these were most always stamped with the “QUEEN CITY” block lettering. So we think that from about 1933 to the early 1940s that stamp was their primary tang stamp.
Starting in the early 1940s and up until the end of WWII they used the scrip style stamp. That was their stamping during the war on their military production with the only exception being the stamping on the machete. See this article for a little more on that: http://www.queencutlery.com/uploads/Que ... rticle.pdf
Hope this adds a little more information about the sometimes mysterious history of Queen City and Queen Cutlery.
mountainad82 wrote:Here is my latest find. Half congress, pocket worn Winterbottom bone handles, carbon steel blades, tang stamp indicates 1946-1948 production.
mountainad82 wrote:Picked up this advertising tang stamped Queen knife at a local flea market. Looks almost unused. Cash Hardware was established in 1929 and is still in business.
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