Geneva Cutlery Co. (est. 1900).
Genco, Geneva Cutlery Corp., Geneva Cutlery Inc.
935 Gates Ave. Geneva, N.Y., U.S.A (1902-1935); Bradford PA
Dates in Production:
Geneva Cutlery Company (1902-1935), Genco (W.R. Case & Sons) (1936-1965?)
Straight Razors, Cutlery, Shears
- De Roma 9/16"
- Easy Aces 6/8"
- Expert 5/8"
- Forge Mark 5/8"
- Gold Seal 5/8"
- Head Barber 6/8"
- Henry's X 9/16"
- Master Barber 4/8"
- No. 35 5/8"
- Wedge 5/8"
- Safedge Model B 11/16"
Geneva Cutlery Co.
Geneva Cutlery Corp.
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- The city of Geneva is home to many manufactures past and present, mostly due to its inclusion in the Erie canal system, which makes shipping products a cinch.
- Interesting reading; meeting about proposed tariff reduction which the head of Geneva Cutlery attends(pg.1360-1364).
- David H. Henry - President.
- Dr. Charles D. Vail - Vice President
- Horace L. Henry - Secretary and Treasurer, Manager
- Walter Althoff - Superintendent
*Notice: This chronology may not be all encompassing, there may be items/events missing.
- 1900-Geneva Shear Company founded.
- 1902-Unsuccessful shear company reorganized by William and Walter Althoff to produce straight razors and pocket knives.
- 1912-Geneva Cutlery Company becomes largest U.S. manufacturer of straight razors, and puts out more razors per day than any other manufacturer in the world.
- 1928-Company reorganizes to form Geneva Cutlery Inc.
- 1934-Ecko (Edward Katzinger Co.), purchases Geneva Cutlery Inc.
- 1935-W.R. Case & Sons acquire razor production contingent of Geneva Cutlery Inc., and market these razors under the name Genco.