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FIRE !

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in slider posts | 2 comments

In the early morning hours of Friday, August 7th, 2015 the old Cattaraugus factory building in Little Valley, NY, caught fire and went up...

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Cool Knife Stuff

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in slider posts | 2 comments

Welcome to the page where we discus all the interesting knife related stuff we find!           Here is a very...

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Vintage Photos & Paper

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in slider posts | 4 comments

Here are a few vintage photographs and scans of ephemera for your consideration.  (“Ephemera” is a plural term for old items...

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Historic Trade Cards

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in slider posts | 2 comments

In the course of doing his work as a traveling salesman, J.B.F. Champlin left trade cards behind as he called on customers.   These...

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Vintage J.B.F. Cutlery

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in slider posts | 14 comments

Very few cutlery items marked J.B.F. Champlin have survived, here are a few examples that we are aware of. Don’t be shy if you have...

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