Knife workers are sports fanatics too


Americans are sports crazy and have been for a long time.

It really doesn’t matter the size of the ball, or if it is a warm or cold weather sport-  we love to play.


Knife factory workers have been known to be sports fanatics too.

In 1870, a group of knife company employees loved their baseball. Their boss imposed a new rule putting a stop to them playing- even though they were playing during their lunch break. 

Thomas Bradley, the president of New York Knife Company mandated this new company policy – no more ball. Evidently, ball had been allowed, but problems between the players must have interfered with their work.

So, they quit were fired. The account in Marc Newman’s book on Walden, has them being fired, but either way, they elected not to stop playing ball knowing they were likely to be let go. 

And the Walden Knife Company was born.


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