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Harold W. Burrell

Post by johnburrell » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:13 am

Harold W. Burrell was my Grandfather. He started his cutlery career at Case Brothers Cutlery in Little Valley, NY. In 1911, he married Addie Case, daughter of Case Brother Jean (President of Case Brothers). He was at both Little Valley and Springville. Then he was in Bradford at W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery. In 1926 he went to Kinfolks with his brother-in-law and father-in-law. In 1940, he co-founded with his wife Addie Case Burrell, Burrell Cutlery. He died in 1950 at age 60. At the time of his death, he was probably one of this countries foremost experts on manufacturing barbers straight razors. Yesterday, I found his leather embossed three ring zippered binder. In a pocket inside were 11 of his business cards. Notice how much my new cards resemble his. I don’t believe I ever saw that card of his.
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Re: Harold W. Burrell

Post by edge213 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:28 am

johnburrell wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:13 am
Harold W. Burrell was my Grandfather. He started his cutlery career at Case Brothers Cutlery in Little Valley, NY. In 1911, he married Addie Case, daughter of Case Brother Jean (President of Case Brothers). He was at both Little Valley and Springville. Then he was in Bradford at W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery. In 1926 he went to Kinfolks with his brother-in-law and father-in-law. In 1940, he co-founded with his wife Addie Case Burrell, Burrell Cutlery. He died in 1950 at age 60. At the time of his death, he was probably one of this countries foremost experts on manufacturing barbers straight razors. Yesterday, I found his leather embossed three ring zippered binder. In a pocket inside were 11 of his business cards. Notice how much my new cards resemble his. I don’t believe I ever saw that card of his.
Really cool John ::tu::
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Re: Harold W. Burrell

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:25 pm

That is really cool, thanks for sharing his history and those pictures with us, John. 8) ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by dlr110 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:22 pm

Thank you for sharing John, I always love to hear or read about families especially like yours. Keep them coming Sir. ::tu::
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Re: Harold W. Burrell

Post by herbva » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:13 pm

Ditto, I'm with the others. It's so interesting to hear about your family history! Thanks so much for sharing John. :D
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Re: Harold W. Burrell

Post by jwwood » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:42 am

Very, very interesting John. Do you have photos of your grandparents you could share? I love the Case family history and look forward to every time you post. Thanks a lot jwwood

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