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Papas-toybox
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anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by Papas-toybox » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:11 am

I can't pull enough together to determine a manufacturer name from this tang stamp. Hoping someone here might recognize it and give me a hand.
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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by richard » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:28 am

Name: Kelley-How-Thomson Company (1902-1958)
Variant Name: Kelley How Thomson Company, Kelley Duluth Hardware Company

Historical Note: In 1873 R. A. Costello opened a tin shop on North First Avenue East. The tin shop burned and the business moved to Superior Street. Costello sold the business to his brother, J. J. Costello, but reentered the firm in 1887 and operated it as the J. J. and R. A. Costello hardware store for the next seven years. The Costellos bowed out in 1895 when controlling interest went to Mike H. Kelley and J. F. Killorin, Duluth lumbermen. They changed the name to Kelley Hardware Co. In 1902 D.W. How joined the company and the store name changed to Kelley-How. It was this organization that set up the Kelly-How-Thomson wholesale hardware company, operating the store as a retail branch. The retail store remained a unit of the wholesale house until 1928, when it was acquired by E. A. Bergeron and renamed Kelley-Duluth Hardware Company. Marshall-Wells bought out Kelley-How-Thomson in 1955 with Kelley-How-Thomson continuing under its own name as a subsidiary of Marshalls-Wells. In January 1958 Kelley-How-Thomson consolidated with Marshall-Wells, becoming Marshall-Wells-Kelley-How-Thomson. In December 1958 Coast-to-Coast Stores of Minneapolis bought Marshall-Wells-Kelley-How-Thomson Duluth Division.

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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by richard » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:58 am

the ulster knife co. most likely made this for the kelley how thomson hardware store. on contract
there ulster stamp should be on the small blade.

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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by Papas-toybox » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:00 pm

Awesome information. I knew I came to the right place. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by richard » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:46 pm

have you a picture of the full knife? is there a stamp on the small blade ?

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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by Papas-toybox » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:47 pm

Best I got
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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by richard » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:27 pm

nice old knife, i see it has a pattern number on the large blade.?

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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 pm

Sweet old gunstock. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: anybody recognize this manufacturer?

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:29 pm

Gunstock Whittler, an uncommon pattern. Did Ulster make this pattern ?
kj

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