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According to Daniels Family Cutlery website, if the walls of Queen Cutlery could talk, they would still reflect the “whump” of machinery, the “tap” of the cutler’s adjusting hammer, and the “walk and talk” of a finely-crafted knife.The old English cutlers called the feel of a blade tang against the back spring the “walk,” and the crisp snap of the blade closing when properly fitted the “talk.” A knife with “walk and talk” was a familiar term at Queen, an art that is becoming more rare with the move by many manufacturers to produce springless, locking liner knives.And, although the walls of Queen Cutlery ceased humming, Wednesday, with the “walk and talk,” the cutler’s sounds can still be heard within those walls. The factory’s first tenant was the Schatt and Morgan Cutlery Company, which opened its plant in Titusville in 1902.Queen Cutlery improved and modernized the materials — better steels, stronger handle materials, more durable knives, but it had kept the tradition of craftsmanship and quality that remains unchanged as it was since those first knives were made at 507 Chestnut St. The history of the cutlery plant didn’t stop there. Mathews, Geza Revitzky, and Frank Foresther — started their own business in 1922.
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The Herald reported that the Daniels Family Cutlery, which has been trading knives since the 1940s, had been in negotiations with Queen Cutlery since June 4, 2012.
The newspaper story stated that while all of Queen Cutlery’s manufacturing is done at the Titusville plant, while most other functions, including sales, accounting and customer service, were to be handled in Franklinville, N.
Five former Schatt and Morgan Cutlery Company employees — E. They named their new company Queen City Cutlery, after Titusville, which had been known during the oil boom days as “the Queen City.” They developed a thriving contract business, and were still doing well when their former employer, Schatt and Morgan, closed its doors in the 1930s.
The 1930s were a difficult time for many American industries, including cutlery makers. Ray Queen Cutlery, at 507 Chestnut St., announced on its Facebook page, Wednesday, that it has closed due to issues with ‘cash flow.’ The plant’s employees were furloughed while its parent company, Daniels Family Cutlery Corp., goes through a period of reorganization.