By 1933 the firm had diversified into safety razor and pocket knife manufacture. Particular attention has always been paid to quality, a fact that has made DORKO renowned throughout the world.
Today Robert Dorten represents the third generation of the family." (open razors) 1957 - brand name "Ankerflagge" (open razors) from the Carl Rader company 1968 - Erich Hartkopf company. They expand their business in around 1900 to London, New Bond Street.
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Hey everybody, new to the forum as I received my first razor only a few months ago and I have been trying to get a somewhat accurate date on. Its a vintage Boker King Cutter I picked up at the antique store. 26 08 2009 - Picked this razor up at an antique mall the other day, and am trying to narrow down the date of manufacture a little bit more. The factory was engaged in manufacture of straight razors , pocket knives, ...
Mary's Road, Sheffield In business at least 1892-1919 Originally a trademark of Luke Cadman, Sheffield, England from ca. Mary's Road, The Cadman family originally came from Derbyshire and settled in the village of Eckington, to the south of Sheffield.
The Cadmans' business was located at various addresses in Sheffield over the years. Soon other articles of the cutlery industry were added to the selection of products. joined the firm and the name was changed to ' DORKO Stahlwarenfabrik Dorten & Co.'.
In the early 1870s Thomas Radley Cadman (1833-1917) took over the firm. The expansion of the factory made it possible also to increase the range of products, which now included scissors, shaving utensils, manicure and pedicure implements.
C., the earliest recognizable razors date to the 17th century in Europe.
These iron tools were shaped like small hatchets, but were eventually modified to include a pivot, allowing the sharpened blade to remain protected within the handle or “scales.” By the 19th century, razors had evolved from a wedge-shaped blade to a more modern straight razor design, with blades made from silver steel, an alloy produced by incorporating carbon into the metal.
Luke Cadman (1727-1788) moved to Sheffield in 1740 and became apprenticed into the cutlery trade. Hovenden & Sons Ltd : City Road, Finsbury, London , a nineteenth century barber's shop and hairdressing business. HOVENDEN & SONS 1897 REVISED AND ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF HAIRDRESSERS' SUNDRIES, Fittings and Machinery, Perfumery, Combs, Brushes, Cutlery, Mirrors, etc.