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American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association records


Identifier: 00-1955-27-0

Scope and Contents

The American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association records (1955-27-0) cover the period from 1865 to 1911. The Association underwent multiple name changes during this period, and was known at different time as the "Manufacturers Association of Pen and Pocket Cutlery"(circa 1865), the "Association of the Manufacturers of Pen and Pocket Cutlery" (circa 1872), the "American Pocket Cutlery Manufacturers Association" (1881-1897), and the "American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association" (circa 1911). The records consist of constitutions, by-laws, meeting minutes, and cash accounts. A variety of cutlery manufacturers from around the United States participated as active members, including the Northfield Knife Company, which was represented by J. Howard Catlin, and who served as secretary. Also included are the Thomaston Knife Company and Holley Manufacturing. The items are currently housed in 3A Box 36.


  • Created: 1865-1911
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/10/1956


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


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2 bound volumes. other_unmapped

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Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Helen Catlin Turner

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

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Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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