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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:08 AM
CLAUSS

1877 - 1918

The two brothers John and Henrie Clauss, of German origin, started Elyria Shear Works from a one-room building in Elyria, Ohio. Together with five employees, they began manufacturing scissors, shears, straight razors and serrated kitchen knives

1919 - 1945

In 1919, Clauss Shear merged with Henkel Company, also from Fremont, Ohio, to create Henkel-Clauss Company. Henkel Company was founded in 1906 to manufacture manicure and pedicure implements, files, knives, shears and razors. The Henkel-Clauss merger created a company with over 1,000 employees and had the largest payroll in the United States at that time. John Clauss didn live long to enjoy that success as he died later that same year.

In the early 1920s the cutlery business faced a serious setback as Germany was permitted to export shears and scissors duty free to the United States.
The idea behind this was to help Germany pay back its World War I debts. As a consequence, German shears were sold at half the price of American made shears. Despite the fierce German competition, Fremont counted twenty-five cutlery businesses and was rightfully known as the "Cutlery Center of the World".

1946 - 1966

After World War II, Clauss was unable to compete with European firms producing household scissors and other simple products because wages were much lower in Europe. So the company had no other choice than to shift its focus to industrial scissors. Unfortunately, Clauss continued to struggle as much of its sales were to industries in decline or to businesses where automation was reducing the need for scissors.

In 1954 the corporate name was changed to Clauss Cutlery Company to eliminate the confusion with the German cutlery firm J.A. Henckels

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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:10 AM
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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:15 AM
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The knives 2 Rodgers and the last is quick cut one of Clauss brands.
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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:17 AM
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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:23 AM
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and from 1877 to today
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Clauss is now owned by Acme United corp which also own Camillus.

Deckhand
06-19-2012, 03:23 AM
When all else fails use the sawzall.

steeley
06-19-2012, 03:35 AM
Now on too the Christy Company both of these company where in Fremont , Ohio

Christy Knife Company

The Christy Knife Company located in Fremont, Ohio remains one of Ohio's oldest businesses in Fremont, OH, and is still owned by the Christy family. Machinist Russ J. Christy formed the Christy Knife Company in 1889 after inventing and patenting a nickel-plated, serrated-edged bread knife.

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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:38 AM
1891
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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:44 AM
Now there are known for the Christy pocket knife
the prototype in 1935.
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and the product
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and still making knives still in the family 1891---

steeley
06-19-2012, 03:51 AM
add one more from a different maker.
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now go make some bread
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steeley
06-19-2012, 03:59 AM
1917
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steeley
06-19-2012, 04:27 AM
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steeley
06-19-2012, 04:29 AM
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