Cutlery History- Every puzzle piece helps

Let’s see a show of hands of how many of you like to learn about cutlery life in the early 1900s?

I’m excited. Got me a new picture book yesterday off eBay and can’t wait to look at it. It’s a 224 page manufacturer’s catalog of cutlery factory equipment from 1918.

While I don’t expect it to paint much of a picture of working in a factory back then- it will provide a glimpse. And every little puzzle piece helps.

Sounds dry, you say? Maybe. But nothing like the 493 page The Cutlery Trades by G. I. H. Lloyd of 1913. Now that book will make your eyes roll back in your head- lots of charts and tables, and no pictures.


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