"Ormiston & Glass" ?

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"Ormiston & Glass" ?

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Here is a nicely made 3 1/2" equal end whittler marked with what looks like "Ormiston/& Glass/Sheffield". The secondaries are both marked "Sheffield/England". Neither LG4 nor Goins shows this name. Perhaps there was another letter before the "o" in "Ormiston" ? It could be a merchant name.
Have you seen this brand before ? All help will be appreciated.
thanks, k.j.
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Re: "Ormiston & Glass" ?

Postby tongueriver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:17 pm

I can't help, but I am inclined toward the merchant theory. What a lovely knife! ::tu::
Cal Pruett is my name; trad knives is my game. Always interested pre-war Schrade CutCo knives & always have dozens others eclectic mix to trade/sell

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Re: "Ormiston & Glass" ?

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:37 pm

From Grace's Guide To British Industrial History:

"Ormiston and Glass

September 1902.
of Saracen's Head, Snow Hill, London. T. A.: "Porteplume, London." (1922)

of 876 and 878 High Road, North Finchley, London, N12. Telephone: Hillside 6581. (1947)

1868 Company established.

1902 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of fancy leather goods, fountain pens and ball pointed pens. Employees 150 plus travelling representatives. [1]

1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Ladies' Handbags; Writing, Letter, Card and Attaché Cases; Purses, Pocket Books, Fountain Pens, Stylographic Pens, Penholders. (Stand No. J.91) [2]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of the "Keystone" range of Fine Leather Goods consisting of Writing Cases, Desk Blotters, Document and Brief Cases, Dressing Cases, Looseleaf Notebooks, Purses, Letter Cases, Handbags, Treasury Note Cases, Billfolds. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 466h) [3]"


They show up in discussions and illustrations of their wares on fountain pen websites.

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Re: "Ormiston & Glass" ?

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:39 pm

Thank you Charlie for finding & posting all this info. Perhaps O & G had some knives made for them and they sold these as well as pens ? If they were a knife manufacturer i think the name would be in Goins & LG4 and some of us would have seen other knives with this name.
kj


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