FOSTER KNIVES COMPANY

 

FOSTER BROTHERS & CHATILLON SET THE STANDARDS IN HARDING STEEL

(1)        STARTED 1878 TO 1956  FOSTERS BROS.

1891 INCORPORATED THE NAME FOSTER BROTHERS COMPANY

IN 1904 THE CHATILLON FAMILY BOUGHT INTEREST AND BECAME FOSTER BRO. & CHATILLON CO.

IN DEC. 1ST OF 1953 FOSTER BROS. CUTLERY, INC. CHATILLON LIQUIDATE IT'S PROPERTY'S

MR. GREEN THE PLANT MANAGER WORK THEIR FOR 1921 TO 1956 (35) YEARS

KNIVES ARE MARKED:

1870''S TO 1890     FOSTER BROS.

1891 TO 1904         FOSTER BROS. COMPANY

1904 TO 1953         FOSTER BROS. & CHATILLON CO.

1953 TO 1956         FOSTER BROS.

1957 THU ??          COLUMBIA CUTLERY CORP (FOSTER BRO. LOGO)

(2)        FRANK AND ALLIE STARTED THE BUSINESS THEN THEIR BROTHERS C. F & J. A. FOSTER CAME IN LATER

(3)        THEY EMPLOYED 50 SKILL CRAFTSMEN AND 9 SALESMEN

(4)        THEY MADE 500 DIFFERENT SIZE, SHAPES & STYLES

(5)        LARGEST WAS THE SPLITTER 24" BLADE & 24" HANDLE TOTAL OF 4' LONG

(6)        SMALLEST WAS TINY BLADE USE FOR POULTRY

(7)        HANDLES WERE MADE OF COCA BOLA FROM PANAMA & NICARAGUA

             : ROSE WOOD & EBONY FROM SOUTH AMERICAN & AFRICA

             :BLACK WALNUT, BEECH, MAPLE, CHERRY FROM DOMESTIC SOURCES

(8)        THE MADE OVER 200 THOUSAND KNIVES FOR THE ARMY, NAVY, AND MARINES

(9)        AROUND 1904 TO 1953 JOHN CHATILLON & SONS CAME IN TO THE COMPANY MAKING IT (FOSTER BRO. & CHATILLON CO.)

(10)       COLUMBIA CUTLERY CORP PURCHASE THE FOSTER BROTHERS NAMES AROUND 1957 AND START TO PUT THE LOGO ON    -----------THEIR STAINLESS STEEL KNIVES.