Geneva Cutlery Co Manufacturer

Company Info

Manufacturer: Geneva Cutlery Co. (est. 1900)[1].

Other Names: Genco, Geneva Cutlery Corp., Geneva Cutlery Inc.

Location: 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?)

Production Type: 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
  • Half Hollow 5/8"
Geneva Cutlery Co.
  • 7 Pyramid 6/8"
Geneva Cutlery Corp.
  • 7N Pyramid 5/8"
Most model info.[2]


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Notes of Interest:
  • 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)[4].

People of Interest:
  • David H. Henry - President[5].
  • 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[6].
  • 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[7].
  • 1935-W.R. Case & Sons acquire razor production contingent of Geneva Cutlery Inc., and market these razors under the name Genco. [8]


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