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If Knives Could Talk
September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tom Kalcevic, researcher, collector and author, will present a history of the Robeson Cutlery Company from its start in 1880 to its demise in 1977. Robeson Cutlery was a local firm that manufactured kitchen and table staple ware and appliances in Rochester and pocket knives in Perry, NY. Six phases of Robeson’s history will be discussed. How the company responded with pocket knives and cutlery to meet the demands of the times will be shown, along with examples from each era.