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.
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.
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.