R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

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R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby ITSAKILLER » Sun May 05, 2019 2:51 pm

Hi guys recently picked up this peal whittler marked R C Co Genesee on all three blade, back of 1 pen blade says Germany, did anyone ever see this before? Could it be ant relation to Robeson ??
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Postby peanut740 » Sun May 05, 2019 3:19 pm

Some very early Robesons were made in Germany.
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Re: R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby deo-pa » Sun May 05, 2019 3:41 pm

Yes, an early (1890s) Robeson stamp. See this old post of Charlie's: https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_forum/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=39003&p=375305&hilit=Genesee#p375305.

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Re: R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby ITSAKILLER » Sun May 05, 2019 3:46 pm

Awesome, thanks Dennis, I guess I should have been able to fin that post, appreciate it

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Re: R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Mon May 06, 2019 10:06 pm

I knew the stamp existed long ago, as I knew a guy that had one.

And when Tom Kalcevic came out with his first book, he listed the stamp.

Definitely prior to Millard Robeson contracting with the Sherwood / Bingham cutlery in Camillus, New York.

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Re: R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby btrwtr » Tue May 07, 2019 12:53 am

Genesee likely refers to Genesee County in N.Y. State. At one time Perry N.Y. was located in Genesee county and Robeson did operate a factory there. County maps and boundaries have changed and now Perry is in Wyoming county.
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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue May 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Also, the Genesee River is nearby, flowing through Letchworth State Park and gorge, which is a beautiful place. ::tu::

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Also, if I might clarify, I took the time to re-read my post on Robeson tang stamps referenced above and it appears the knife George posted in the OP has a stamp different from those listed by Tom Kalcevic or known to me.

R. C. CO. / GENESEE does not appear in Tom's book, Knives Can Talk!.

Tom listed a mark that was simply, GENESEE and that is also the mark my internet acquaintance possessed. He lived in the Perry, New York area. I have long ago lost contact with him, indeed, I cannot even recall his name at the moment. We met via Ebay in its earliest days, but he has just dropped out of sight and contact.

I would still date George's knife in the 1890's time frame and given the GERMANY stamp on one blade, after 1891, but prior to Sherwood / Bingham being contracted for Robeson's manufacture to circumvent the tariffs.

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Re: R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby ITSAKILLER » Wed May 08, 2019 11:35 pm

Great info guys, thanks. It's always fun to find something like this. When I bought it I knew Genesee was in the Rochester area, so it made sense & also not far from Elmira where, according to Goins, Robeson started out as an import jobbing firm

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Re: R C Co Genesee ??? Robeson

Postby kootenay joe » Thu May 09, 2019 1:35 am

I remember visiting Letchworth State Park on a summer vacation with my parents in late 1950's or early 1960's. New York State, Vermont & New Hampshire all have remarkable beauty in their geography.
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