Ephemera

William H. Maher and Emil Grosh started the Maher & Grosh Wholesale Cutlery Co. in 1877 with a goal to sell high quality US manufactured cutlery globally. The original business dissolved in 1988, but the brand has since been resurrected.
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Ephemera

Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Maher & Grosh did all kinds of marketing of there knives over the years.They did catalogs.Ads in magazines,post cards,Victorian trade cards,etc.Here are a few Victorian trade cards.They are a few of a set of 12 "One Hundred years hence They were not exclusively used by Maher & Grosh, has other companies had also.Photos are of front and back.
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Re: Ephemera

Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:20 pm

Another.
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Postby espn77 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm

That's cool Roger, Its funny there view of how we would be flying. Not to far off.

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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:45 pm

A couple more. They all have the same ad on the back.
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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Here are some a little different.
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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Another.
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Re: Ephemera

Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:54 pm

One more for now.At one time Maher & Grosh had at least a few salesman. The G F Woodruff may have been a traveling drummer for Maher & Grosh. I've seen his stamp on a few cards.This one has prices written on it.I believe these agents were in the earlier era of the company.
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Re: Ephemera

Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:25 pm

Some came in various sizes.This one is an advertisement for G.W.Whitney,Hubbard Oregon. Notice the abbreviation for Oregon, Ogn.
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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:29 pm

Another smaller,for Wm.Benham Fairview, Oregon.
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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:33 pm

Another,this one for J.Wolfe,Lewisburg, Pa.
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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:35 pm

This one for Chas.S.Beach,Bennington, Vt.
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Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:40 pm

They also had bookmarks.
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Re: Ephemera

Postby peanut740 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:45 pm

Then I have come across ones that didn't have pictures of knives.
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Postby philco » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:29 pm

Cool 8) ::tu::
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Re: Ephemera

Postby espn77 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:44 pm

Roger, where do you date most of these at?


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